Pat Burrell will scout for Giants

Pat Burrell hit 292 home runs and knocked in nearly 1,000 runs in his 12-year career. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP file photo)

Can't say we ever projected this for Pat Burrell, but the former Phillies left fielder is apparently transitioning into a career as a scout. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Burrell has agreed to spend 2012 as a scout for the Giants. Burrell has been at spring training scouting Giants minor league games from behind home plate. According to Chronicle beat writer Henry Schulman, Burrell does not know what his assignment will be.

Burrell also seems to have a future as a coach or field instructor in mind. 

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