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AJ BURNETT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Steadily improving Pirates have eyes on division title

PITTSBURGH (AP) The scenario was familiar. The destination not so much. A veteran player with not much time left leaving millions of dollars on the table for one last run to glory. Only A.J. Burnett didn't walk away from his $12.75 million player option with the Philadelphia Phillies for Los Angeles, Washington or St. Louis. Nope, the 38-year-old well-traveled (and well tattooed...
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Rays allow three home runs in loss to Pirates

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- A.J. Burnett pitched into the fifth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three homers Monday during a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Burnett allowed five runs and three hits over 4 1-3 innings of his fourth spring training start. The 38-year-old right-hander walked three, struck out five and threw 78 pitches. Francisco Cervelli, Gorkys Hernandez...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates hits 3 homers during 7-6 victory over Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) A.J. Burnett pitched into the fifth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three homers Monday during a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Burnett allowed five runs and three hits over 4 1-3 innings of his fourth spring training start. The 38-year-old right-hander walked three, struck out five and threw 78 pitches. Francisco Cervelli, Gorkys Hernandez...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates' Burnett opens spring with 2 shutout innings vs Rays

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) A.J. Burnett pitched two scoreless innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates during a 1-1, 10-inning tie with the Tampa Bay Rays, accomplishing everything he hoped in his first spring training start Saturday. Back in a Pirates uniform after spending last season with the Philadelphia Phillies, the 38-year-old said he's excited about the opportunity he has after rejoining...
Via AP on Fox
18 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

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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