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JARED BURTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series. The 33-year-old had a stellar 2012 season for the Twins, posting a 2.18 ERA in 64 appearances with an opponent batting average of .186. But he regressed the last two years, with his...
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Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton

Minnesota has declined right-hander Jared Burton‘s option for 2015, choosing to pay the 33-year-old reliever a $200,000 buyout rather than a $3.6 million salary. Not so long ago that option looked like it might be a bargain, as Burton went from scrap-heap pickup to one of the league’s best setup men, but he showed major signs of decline this season while throwing 64 innings with a 4.36 ERA.
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Burton a free agent after Twins decline option

MINNEAPOLIS -- Relief pitcher Jared Burton's time in a Twins uniform appears to be over. Minnesota announced Wednesday that it declined Burton's 2015 club option worth $3.6 million. After receiving a $200,000 buyout, Burton is now a free agent. Burton, 33, spent three seasons with Minnesota and posted an 8-16 record and a 3.47 ERA in 192 innings. He began his major-league...
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Twins' Burton remains confident despite control problems

Jared Burton has given up home runs in three of his five appearances this season, and Tuesday night was the worst. After recording two easy groundouts to open the ninth inning, the Twins righthander walked three consecutive Blue Jays batters to load the bases, then grooved a 90-mile-per-hour cut fastball that Brett Lawrie hit off the upper-deck facing at Target Field. That grand...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Burton falters again in Twins loss to Yankees

For most of the last two seasons, setup man Jared Burton has been one of the few players the Minnesota Twins have been able to rely on to deliver night in and night out. That no longer appears to be the case. Burton faltered again with a lead in the eighth inning, giving up three runs on three hits and getting just one out in Minnesota's 10-4 loss to the New York Yankees on...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

This animated GIF of the Twins bullpen catcher possibly purposely overthrowing his pitcher is hypnotic

Did the Twins bullpen catcher purposely overthrow Jared Burton to give a fan a souvenir? Deadspin wants to know. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss
JUUUUST A BIT HIGH

Twins reliever misses toss-back bullpen throw

Your browser does not support iframes.Minnesota Twins reliever Jared Burton inadvertently gave away a souvenir ball during Monday night's game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.Burton was simply warming up in the bullpen when a return throw from his catcher sailed over his head and into the nearby stands. Luckily, nobody was hurt, but the fan decided to keep the ball...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins sign reliever Burton for 2 years, $5.5M

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Jared Burton on a two-year, $5.5 million contract that includes a club option for the 2015 season. The deal was worked out Thursday at baseball's winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn. The 31-year-old Burton had five saves and a 2.18 ERA in 62 innings with 16 walks and 55 strikeouts in 2012, his first season with...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins sign Burton through 2014 season

Several hours after making a trade to bolster their rotation, the Minnesota Twins made a move Thursday to maintain stability in their bullpen by signing right-hander Jared Burton to a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season. Burton, who was 3-2 with five saves and a 2.18 ERA in 64 appearances last season, signed with the Twins in November 2011. Now he'll make 2.05...
Via Fox Sports North
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins' Burton earns role as temporary co-closer

What a season it has been for right-hander Jared Burton. Limited by injuries and illness to eight major-league innings in 2010-11, he has become of the Minnesota Twins' most trusted relievers this season and on Sunday earned his first major league save. Already 1-0 with a 3.10 earned-run average in 30 appearances, he closed out a 4-3, come-from-behind victory at Great American...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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