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Phillies Rumors: A.J. Burnett more likely to retire

It looks like the end for Philadelphia Phillie starting pitcher A.J. Burnett who has been reportedly very close to retiring from Major League Baseball.#485348707 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Phillies insider for Comcast Sportsnet Jim Salisbury on question remains: Will Burnett cash in his $12.75 million player option and pitch for the Phillies...
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A.J. Burnett will undergo hernia surgery, still undecided about his future

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 increased his 2015 player option to $12.75 million, up from a baseline of $7.5 million. The...
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Phillies Injury Update: A.J. Burnett to have surgery on hernia next week

The Philadelphia Phillies enter the final game of the 2014 season with a record of 73-88, last in the National League Central. They are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in which pitcher A.J. Burnett lost his 18th game of the season, most in the Major Leagues. Having been bothered with a inguinal hernia all season, Burnett will have surgery to repair the hernia next week...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Calls It a Season (Career?) in Final Start

Despite some offensive help from Ryan Howard, as is the story for most of the season, things did not go well for A.J. Burnett who made the final start of his season and possibly his career last night. It notched his 18th loss this season which is the worst season...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett Makes Final Start Of 2014 As Phillies Face Aaron Harang, Braves

2014 has been a forgettable season for Phillies righthander A.J. Burnett. Dealing with a sports hernia for the duration of the season, Burnett has compiled an 8-17 record and 4.53 ERA heading into his final start. Burnett could be making the final start of his major league career today. While...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Timid About Future After Latest Loss

#490430055 / When the Phillies signed AJ Burnett to a one-year, $16 million contract, they hoped that he would offer a great option out of the three spot in the rotation. Not only did Amaro get a proven veteran starter, but Burnett would be playing comfortably in an area...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels tried trading for A.J. Burnett, the AL West race is over

The September 2nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels tried trading for A.J. Burnett, the AL West race is over and much more… The Story: The Angels tried to trade for A.J. Burnett. The Monkey Says: And failed because they wanted him to decline his 2015 player option. That seems like a lot to ask for a guy who already was likely reticent...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ Burnett says he will likely retire after season

#453357756 / 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...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Burnett signing could have deep ripple effects

Hey, it's not our money. Thus concludes my analysis of the AJ Burnett signing. That is way oversimplifying things, but for a team likely contending for no more than third place, as long as Burnett doesn't cost prospects and won't affect the team after this season, the Phillies can waste their money however they want. That is a big part of why I like the Burnett deal...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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