It’s been a few years since Pat Burrell played with the Phillies, but he’ll officially go out as one anyway.
On May 18, Burrell with sign a one-day contract with the team so he can officially retire as a Phil. He’ll throw the first pitch at the May 19 game against the Red Sox.
An MLB.com report celebrates Burrell’s long history with the team and his struggle to play through injuries in recent years. He’s been recovering from shoulder surgery since February.
Currently, Burrell is an assistant to Giants general manager Brian Sabean and as a special assignment scout.