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Cubs acquire reliever; may only lose 100 games this year! NOT 105!

The Chicago Cubs yesterday acquired some bullpen help in right-handed pitcher Alex Burnett. This extra arm in the pen should help the Cubs pitching staff tremendously. They may only lose 100 games this MLB season; not 105. Burnett was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. Burnett made a career-high 67 relief appearances for the Minnesota Twins last season, going 4-4 with...
Via The Sports Bank
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs' Kyuji Fujikawa back on DL; Cubs claim Alex Burnett from Orioles

What the Chicago Cubs suspected has now become official. Relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa has returned to the disabled list for the same reason he went on it earlier in the season -- a strained right forearm.'s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat reported the news just before the Cubs played their cross-town rival Chicago White Sox on May 27. She also tweeted the news to her...
Via MLB Injury News
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs claim Burnett, Fujikawa to DL

Hot News for P Alex Burnett
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles place RHP Gonzalez on DL, recall Burnett

The Baltimore Orioles have placed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with a right thumb blister. Gonzalez is 2-2 with a 4.58 ERA in six starts this season. He left his last start on May 3 against the Angels after six innings because of a blister. The Orioles pushed Gonzalez back from his scheduled start Thursday, hoping he would be ready Saturday. But the...
Via AP on Fox
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Recall Then Option Josh Stinson, Option Alex Burnett

MLB News: To start off Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles recalled right hander Josh Stinson to make a spot start against the Toronto Blue Jays while optioning righty Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Stinson. After getting bombed though, allowing four home runs in 5 2/3 innings, Stinson was also optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk. Fantasy Ramifications: Neither Stinson...
Via FF Locker Room
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Recall Pitcher Alex Burnett

MLB News: The Baltimore Orioles recalled pitcher Alex Burnett Monday from Triple-A Norfolk to fill in as a middle reliever. Fantasy Ramifications: While not a stud, he does have a little bit of a resume to go on. He posted a sub-4.00 earned run average in just over 70 innings last  year for the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles ballpark is much more hitter friendly though so don’t...
Via FF Locker Room
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto claims Twins' Burnett off waivers

Alex Burnett was fighting for a spot on the Minnesota Twins' Opening Day roster. Now, he's on a different roster entirely.Burnett was claimed off waivers Friday by the Toronto Blue Jays as the Twins looked to make room on their 40-man roster for outfielder Wilkin Ramirez. Burnett posted a 7.57 ERA this spring, allowing seven earned runs in 8 13 innings with six walks and...
Via Fox Sports North
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 9/30/12

Last day of September. I’m already sick of Halloween decorations. Alex Burnett isn’t special. Strange to say, but I don’t know anyone who went to Minnesota Crookston. Looking at this, I have to assume that they got lost on their way to the Twin Cities. If the NHL comes back this year… who are the teams you should hate as a Wild fan? SCOREBOARD NCAAF Iowa 31, Minnesota 13...
Via The Rhino and Compass
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Burnett key to Twins' consistent bullpen

If any player has been underrated for the Minnesota Twins this season, it very well may be reliever Alex Burnett. The last time the right-handed Burnett gave up a run was May 23. He extended that scoreless streak to 16 total innings by tossing 1-13 shutout innings in the Twins' 6-4 win Monday in Detroit. Burnett entered Monday's game with two outs in the seventh inning...
Via Fox Sports North
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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