Idea being he slots in easily for the RH-hitting Cozart or Phillips or any RH-hitting 3B against a tough righty if/when those guys need a rest. It's a bit of a nicety, but still, it's nice.Mentioning that he is a left handed bat, but then saying don't look at his OPS seems kind of silly to me.
My central point stands -- Burriss would fill the utility INF position, primarily backing up at SS, and OPS is a secondary consideration for that spot.
Unless you want HRod there -- whose defense remains a question mark, particularly at SS -- I don't see a ready alternative. Personally, I'd rather HRod get regular ABs and defensive reps in Louisville in 2013.