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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Alec Burleson is receiving trade interest from the New York Yankees.
It was also reported on Thursday that Burleson's teammate in St. Louis, Brendan Donovan, is also being pursued by the Yankees. The 24-year-old outfielder was below average at the plate in 2023, hitting .244 with eight homers and three stolen bases alongside a .690 OPS across 107 games and 347 trips to the plate.
Alec Burleson is back in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Pirates.
The young outfielder didn't appear in an 11-1 loss to the Pirates on Monday but will return to take on right-hander Johan Oviedo on Tuesday. Burleson is hitting .243 with eight homers and a .702 OPS across 89 appearances on the season.
Outfielder Alec Burleson is on the bench Thursday night against the Cubs.
Burleson was one of just a couple quiet Cardinals on Wednesday when the offense erupted for 11 runs and will take a seat on Thursday with a lefty on the mound in the Cubs' Justin Steele. It's been a tough season for the young outfielder who is hitting just .238 with six homers and a .676 OPS across 226 trips to the plate.
Cardinals outfielder Alec Burleson is in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the D-backs.
Burleson sat out of Tuesday's contest but will get back in the lineup for the series finale against right-hander Zac Gallen on Wednesday. The young outfielder has largely had a tough time at the plate, hitting .241 with six homers and a .298 wOBA across 223 plate appearances on the season.
Cardinals outfielder Alec Burleson is on the bench to start Friday's game against the Cubs.
With Cubs lefty Justin Steele starting on Friday afternoon, the lefty-swinging Burleson will begin this one on the bench. The 24-year-old hasn't been terribly productive at the plate, hitting .240 with six home runs and a .298 wOBA across 216 trips to the plate.