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AJ BURNETT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Burnett ready for one more run with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) A.J. Burnett is back where he once belonged. The veteran pitcher is eager to return to work in Pittsburgh after spending 2014 with the Philadelphia Phillies. Burnett won 26 games for the Pirates in 2012 and 2013. His presence helped turn Pittsburgh into contenders, but he left as a free agent last spring to sign a lucrative deal with the Phillies. Burnett struggled...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett returns to Pittsburgh for one final season

  General managers dream of this, right? A desirable free agent calls, tells you he wants to play for your team, tells you he will not negotiate with any other club. Eureka! A negotiation cannot get any easier! “Actually,” Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Thursday. “It was almost awkward.” Yes, A.J. Burnett wanted to return to the Pirates, wanted to play one more year, wanted...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Burnett < 500

If you eliminate all of the drama surrounding AJ Burnett’s departure from the Pirates last winter, we’re left with a few important facts. AJ Burnett is 38 years old, coming off of a relatively bad season in which he pitched with a sports hernia and saw his strikeouts go down with his velocity while his walks went up. In fact, he lead the National League in walks and earned runs...
Via WHYGAVS?
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

On A.J. Burnett Going To The Pirates

A.J. Burnett didn’t have the best time in his one-year stint with the Phillies. After a start on April 11 against the Marlins, he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia–or, in other words, a part of his abdomen was bulging or protruding where it should not have been. The injury is not the type to fix itself with rest, and Burnett elected to pitch through the pain, rather than...
Via Phillies Nation
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies offseason guide: Pitchers

Last week I looked at how the Philadelphia Phillies got to where they are today and demonstrated their need for change. This week, I will take a look at which pitchers will stay and go, who are some possible trade candidates and what free agents the Phillies may target.  Phillies Free Agents A.J. Burnett: Burnett declined his 12.75 million dollar option for the 2015 season, a...
Via isportsweb.com
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: A.J. Burnett "Likely" to Pitch For Phillies in 2015

When A.J. Burnett signed his deal with the Phillies, the headline in the email sent to fans indicated that the Phillies signed Burnett to a one-year deal. However, the number of starts Burnett made would give him a player option worth up to $12. 75 million for 2015. Burnett made...
Via Philliedelphia
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ Burnett says he will likely retire after season

#453357756 / gettyimages.com At the trade deadline, A.J. Burnett's player option may have kept him from joining another team. With a potentially expensive deal being locked in, cash-strapped teams feared Burnett would stick around. After tonight's loss to the Seattle Mariners, Burnett may have been speaking from the standpoint of...
Via Philliedelphia
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles talking with Phillies about AJ Burnett trade?

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Baltimore Orioles have had "preliminary talks" with the Philadelphia Phillies regarding starting pitcher A.J. Burnett.Phillies and Orioles have had very preliminary talks on a trade that would send A.J. Burnett to Baltimore, sources tell @FOXSports1.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 19, 2014First of all, let's not get ahead of ourselves...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Burnett goes the distance to lead Phillies past the Cardinals 5-1

ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Burnett scattered seven hits for his first complete game of the year and the Philadelphia Phillies won their season-high fifth in a row, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Friday night. The Phillies' winning streak has come on the road. They have won nine of 11 overall. St. Louis has dropped three in a row after winning five straight. Burnett (5-6) threw 111 pitches...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Contending teams may view Phillies A.J. Burnett as potential add-on

A.J. Burnett started this season as one of the best pitchers in the league through his first seven starts posting a 2.06 ERA in those games. Burnett cooled off dramatically after that possibly due to a groin injury he suffered earlier this season as he has posted a 7.25 ERA in his last six appearances. However, despite the recent drop-offs in his last few starts, the right-handed...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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