Nationals get Burke from M's for cash

Updated: September 17, 2009, 11:30 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The Washington Nationals have acquired catcher Jamie Burke from the Seattle Mariners for cash.

The Nationals also placed catcher Jesus Flores on the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. Flores had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old Burke is a career .282 hitter with three home runs and 38 RBIs in 184 games over seven seasons. He played in 13 games with Seattle this season.

Washington lost 4-2 at Philadelphia on Thursday night.

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