A.J. Burnett RUMORS & NEWS

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    Bill Brink @BrinkPG

    Burnett's "regular day" after a sim game Friday and bullpen session today would be Wednesday at Reds.

  • A.J. Burnett: “I expect to be throwing soon for the Pirates, because I feel great.”

    Hardball Talk "Pirates starter A.J. Burnett threw a simulated game on Friday, and will throw a bullpen session on Sunday, MLB.com’s Tom Singer reports. The right-hander said, “I expect to be throwing soon for the Pirates, because I feel great.” Burnett hasn’t pitched since late July due to inflammation in his..." September 05

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    Stephen J. Nesbitt @stephenjnesbitt

    A.J. Burnett said he felt really, really good in a 70ish-pitch bullpen today. "No comparison" to how he felt in July. Circling Cubs series.

  • A.J. Burnett feeling good again

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A.J. Burnett began to answer, then paused. “Knock on wood — let me find some wood,” Burnett said, turning to his locker in the Marlins Park clubhouse and knocking, “but yeah. It's the best it’s felt in a long, long time.” Burnett was referring to his right elbow, which he said had no pain..." August 26

  • Burnett progressing, but not yet ready to return to rotation

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "After two consecutive days of throwing, A.J. Burnett could be close to pitching off a mound this week, manager Clint Hurdle said Sunday. Burnett is on the 15-day disabled list because of a flexor strain in his right elbow. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection and is attempting to..." August 17

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    A.J. Burnett has a strained flexor tendon. UCL is intact. He will undergo treatment in hopes of pitching again this year. #Pirates

  • A.J. Burnett acknowledges elbow injury may end his career

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, the Pirates placed right-hander A.J. Burnett on the 15-day DL with what the team called right elbow inflammation. He will undergo tests on Monday to determine the nature and severity of the injury. Burnett fully expects the worst. "It's either (the ulnar collateral ligament)..." August 03

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    Bill Brink @BrinkPG

    Pirates doctors will examine Burnett Monday. " I don't expect it to go away and I don't expect it to get better," he said.

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    Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

    We have recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Indy & RHP A.J. Burnett has been placed on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation. #Pirates

  • A.J. Burnett's Roller-Coaster, 'What If' Career Ending on Very High Note

    Bleacher Report "May as well start with the obvious, so A.J. Burnett and I sit down in the dugout on the afternoon after he's run his record to 5-1 with a 1.81 ERA, and I immediately ask: Seriously? Pitching like this, you can't retire after this season. You've got at least another six seasons in you...." June 01

  • Pirates sign A.J. Burnett to one-year, $8.5 million deal

    Hardball Talk "Last offseason A.J. Burnett left the Pirates for the Phillies, but after a rough season in Philadelphia he’s going back to Pittsburgh. Burnett has signed a one-year deal with the Pirates worth $8.5 million, which is significantly less than the $12.75 million player option he declined to leave..." November 15

  • You can't pay A.J. Burnett $12.75 million to pitch for the Phillies

    CSN Philly "I want to type out the full number -- $12,750,000 -- with all of the zeroes just to make sure we have a clear picture of what exactly A.J. Burnett opted not to take from the Phillies next season. So now that we've got that $12.75 mil out of the way, what exactly would it take for Burnett to..." November 05

  • A.J. Burnett Declines Player Option

    MLB Trade Rumors "Phillies starter A.J. Burnett has declined his player option, the Phillies announced. By turning down his $12.75MM option, Burnett will become a free agent. " November 04

  • Phillies' A.J. Burnett likely to return for 2015

    CSN Washington "At times during 2014 it sounded like the struggling A.J. Burnett would call it a career after this season. But now, over three weeks since the regular season ended, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro now expects to have the veteran back for 2015. Burnett, who turns 38 in January, has a mutual option worth..." October 23

  • Nothing set yet, but signs suggest A.J. Burnett likely to pitch in 2015

    CBS Sports "Indications are that there's a good chance A.J. Burnett will return to pitch in the majors in 2015. While nothing is set yet, people close to Burnett suggest it is more likely than not he will be back pitching. Besides his love of pitching, Burnett has a $12.75-million player option with..." October 09

  • A.J. Burnett will undergo hernia surgery, still undecided about his future

    Hardball Talk "Phillies starter A.J. Burnett pitched through pain for five and a half months, suffering an inguinal surgery in mid-April. It turned out to be a poor idea, as Burnett finished the season with a league-high 18 losses, 96 walks, and 108 earned runs allowed. Burnett racked up 34 starts, which..." September 29

  • A.J. Burnett: maybe I won’t retire after this season after all

    CSN Philly "A.J. Burnett sounds a little like that golfer everybody knows, the one who’s ready to give up the game and sell his clubs until one great round pulls him back in. After getting beaten by the Seattle Mariners last week, Burnett sounded like a man who was ready to walk away from at least $10..." August 26

  • Burnett loses, says he'll probably retire after season

    CSN Philly "A.J. Burnett’s major league-leading walks total wasn’t the only number that rose in the Phillies’ 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. With his 27th start of the season, Burnett passed a plateau that took his contract from $8.5 million to $10 million if he decides to pitch next..." August 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Phillies talking to #Royals about A.J. Burnett. No indication that deal is close.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Phillies and Orioles have had very preliminary talks on a trade that would send A.J. Burnett to Baltimore, sources tell @FOXSports1.

  • While Orioles are interested, Pirates could be better fit for A.J. Burnett

    Philly.com "The market for A.J. Burnett last winter was limited because the 37-year-old righthander preferred to play near his Monkton, Md., home. The Phillies offered Burnett $16 million with a limited no-trade clause, and he signed in February. Burnett has pitched to a 4.08 ERA in 21 starts, which does..." July 20

  • Burnett, Nieves click again in Phillies' win

    CSN Philly "There could be another exclusive pitcher-catcher duo for the Phillies. Remember the Steve Carlton-Tim McCarver combination so prevalent and productive? Now, there could be another pitcher-catcher combo to work exclusively. The duo of pitcher A. J. Burnett and catcher Wil Nieves is slowly..." April 28

  • Pirates will move on after A.J. Burnett moves on

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Life went on at Pirate City Thursday as pitchers and catchers reported to spring training without A.J. Burnett, their 2013 opening day starter. Burnett turned down a one-year, $12 million offer by the Pirates to sign with Philadelphia for $16 million on the eve of spring training, leaving his..." February 14

  • A.J. Burnett turned down $12 million from Pirates for $16 million from Phillies

    Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has a follow-up to A.J. Burnett signing a one-year, $16 million deal with the Phillies, reporting that the free agent right-hander turned down a one-year, $12 million deal from the Pirates. At the beginning of the offseason Pittsburgh chose not to make Burnett a..." February 13

  • Source: Phillies agree to deal with A.J. Burnett

    CSN Philly "The Phillies have agreed to a one-year deal with right-handed starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, a source confirmed Wednesday. The Phillies, who had been thin in the rotation, had targeted Burnett for weeks. The need for a starting pitcher increased on Wednesday when Cole Hamels announced he..." February 12

  • Phils, Burnett Agree to 1-Year Deal

    MLB.com "Cole Hamels will not be ready to pitch by Opening Day, but reinforcements are on the way. A source said this morning the Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $16 million contract with right-hander A.J. Burnett. It includes a mutual option for 2015 and a limited no-trade clause. If..." February 12

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Burnett in discussions with multiple clubs. #Phillies are one, per @ToddZolecki. #Pirates presumably another.

  • Could Nats emerge as contender to favored Pirates for A.J. Burnett?

    CBS Sports "If someone's going to steal A.J. Burnett away from his beloved Pirates, could it be the Washington Nationals? Speculation is going around baseball circles that the Nats could consider a late play for the talented Burnett at a time some other would-be contenders for his services seem to be..." February 07

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    Orioles "all in" on AJ Burnett, Rays in, early in process

  • Orioles badly need A.J. Burnett

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles must sign A.J. Burnett. After a horrible winter, signing of Burnett would show the increasingly cranky fan base that the team will do something meaningful to answer their complaints. Tuesday’s news that Burnett had decided, barely two weeks before spring training opened, that he..." January 29

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    Travis Sawchik @Sawchik_Trib

    A.J. Burnett will return to pitch in '14, per source. Burnett will be open to pitching for a club other than the Pirates

  • Burnett standstill creates ripple effect for Pirates

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "In 25 days, Pirates pitchers and catchers will report for spring training. Pitching coach Ray Searage is taking a realistic approach as to whether A.J. Burnett will be among them. “I’m going without A.J. until I hear differently,” Searage said last week. “I have to.” Roughly three months..." January 20

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    Ben Livingston @937TeenWolf

    #Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on A.J. Burnett: "Right now I'm leaning that way, where he's going to retire." #FanMorningShow

  • Orioles have interest in A.J. Burnett if he chooses to extend career

    Hardball Talk "MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles are feeling out free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett‘s interest in prolonging his career. If the right-hander wants to go for one more season, the Orioles will want to start a discussion. Kubatko adds that the O’s already met with representatives of Burnett..." December 14

  • Pirates will shop while starting pitcher Burnett makes his decision

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Two months after their season ended, the Pirates still are waiting for right-hander A.J. Burnett to decide whether he will retire. However, Burnett's indecision won't keep the Pirates stuck in neutral during MLB's annual winter meetings. Monday, a source close to free agent Bronson Arroyo said..." December 10

  • Pirates still waiting to hear from A.J. Burnett

    Hardball Talk "Free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett has said publicly and privately that he will either pitch for the Pirates in 2014 or retire from baseball for good. The Bucs want him back and are prepared to commit a significant portion of their budget to the cause, but the 36-year-old has not made an..." December 08

  • Burnett undecided about pitching in 2014

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A month has passed since A.J. Burnett last pitched but the free agent is still undecided whether he will return to pitch in 2014 or if his loss in Game 1 of the NLDS in St. Louis will mark his last major league action. Free agents could begin signing with clubs at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. “A.J...." November 05

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    pirates officially do not extend qualifying offer to a.j. burnett now. $14.1M is a lot for small market with deep pitching.

  • Burnett's status is offseason priority for Pirates

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A year ago, general manager Neal Huntington and the Pirates identified one major hole to address in free agency, locked in on veteran catcher Russell Martin and aggressively pursued him until he was crouched behind home plate at PNC Park. This year, a more patient approach will guide the..." October 31

  • Burnett: 'I badly wanted to pitch.'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A.J. Burnett was on the phone shortly before 4 p.m. and he was not happy. He had a right not to be happy. My story questioning Burnett's unavailability for Game 5 last night was wrong. He was unavailable. But not because he wanted to be. I put two and two together and came up with five. I..." October 11

  • Pirates A.J. Burnett is still mulling over retirement

    Hardball Talk "A.J. Burnett said during spring training that he was considering retiring after the 2013 season. Six months later he’s still thinking about the possibility. According to Karen Price of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Burnett said yesterday that retirement has been in the back of his mind all..." September 21

  • Burnett returns to form in Pirates' 8-1 win over Padres

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A.J. Burnett had a lead before he took the mound Tuesday night. After that his usual serving of fastballs and knuckle curves did the trick. Burnett rebounded from two mediocre outings during the Pirates' 8-1 win against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park their second win in a row. The St. Louis..." August 21

  • Pirates A.J. Burnett to return from disabled list Sunday

    Hardball Talk "After missing the past four weeks with a strained calf A.J. Burnett is scheduled to come off the disabled list Sunday, according to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Will start versus Chicago Cubs." July 05

  • Burnett hopes for best after 'freak' calf injury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A.J. Burnett cannot put much pressure on his right leg, the result of what he called a grade 1 tear in his calf that had him in a walking boot Friday afternoon. Burnett, who went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday -- retroactive to Sunday -- said he hurt the calf during his workout..." June 15

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    Bill Brink @BrinkPG

    A.J. Burnett will not start Saturday due to right calf pain, hurdle said. Locke Friday, sat TBA

  • A.J. Burnett placed on disabled list with right calf strain

    CBS Sports "Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain, the club announced Thursday afternoon. As to how Burnett suffered the injury, the Pirates aren't saying. Manager Clint Hurdle did tell reporters, however, that Burnett informed them of..." June 13

  • Pirates' Burnett thrives after escape from Yankees

    New York Post "The NL strikeout leader was at Citi Field last night and his name was not Matt Harvey. A.J. Burnett — 16-10 with a 3.51 ERA last year with Pittsburgh — is 3-3 with a 2.57 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season, when the Yankees are paying $8.5 million of his $16 million salary. The consensus is..." May 11

  • Hernandez tops Burnett, Mariners trip Pirates, 2-1

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Seattle starter Felix Hernandez lived up to his dominant billing as the Mariners beat the Pirates, 2-1, this afternoon at PNC Park. Former Cy Young winner Hernandez allowed one run on six hits in eight innings, striking out five batters to earn his fifth win of the season. The Pirates (18-15)..." May 09

  • Burnett tosses one-hit wonder, Pirates down Cardinals, 5-0

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A.J. Burnett turned to look at Carlos Beltran, who was standing on second base in the seventh inning Wednesday night at PNC Park. "I'm like, 'You can't swing and miss on one more for me?' " Burnett asked. Most of the St. Louis Cardinals did in a 5-0 Pirates win. Burnett held the Cardinals..." April 18

  • Pirate clubhouse elders, Burnett, Grilli and Barmes, ready to lead

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It begins quietly, and on this day you probably won't be able to hear it. Once A.J. Burnett leaves the dugout, the sellout crowd at PNC Park will roar. The chords won't poke through until he reaches the mound. The familiar cadence, repeated on a loop, da-dun-dun-dun-dun,..." March 31

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