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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Twins Relievers Pull Off Great Prank, Landing Perfect Fake Punch on Minnesota Home Run (GIF)

The Minnesota Twins woke up Monday morning with a 52-63 record, 16 1/2 games back in the AL Central and 13 1/2 games back in the wild card. They’ll likely play out the string, maybe get some work for some of their can’t-miss prospects and finish the season near the bottom of the division. In short, it’s going to be a tough few weeks to get through, so they’re going to have...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Two hits: Colabello hitting HR, Burton hitting Duensing

Just as Twins right fielder Chris Colabello slugged a home run in Friday's game against the White Sox, one of his Minnesota teammates were involved in a slugfest of their own. Sort of. In the second inning of Friday's game -- the first of a day-night double-header at U.S. Cellular Field -- Colabello homered to right field to open the scoring and give the Twins a 1-0 lead...
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August 12, 2013  |  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

Twins' rookie Colabello victim of jersey blunder

Chris Colabellos journey from the independent leagues to the major leagues is an inspiring one, but the Twins newcomer made a rookie mistake Tuesday in Milwaukee. The 29-year-old Colabello entered the game against the Brewers as a pinch hitter in the top of the ninth inning, replacing pitcher Jared Burton. Only one problem for Colabello, though: he was wearing the wrong jersey....
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May 28, 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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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...
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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...
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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...
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June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

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