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Jared Burton Joins Yankees On Minor-league Deal

33-year-old RHP Jared Burton has agreed to a minor-league deal with the New York Yankees for the upcoming 2015 season, in which he hopes to find a middle relief role in an already crowded bullpen. The deal itself includes an invite to Spring Training for the former eighth round pick. He is one of several pitchers the Yankees have signed lately that have some solid upside if they...
Via Baseball Essential
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Ink Jared Burton to Minor League Deal

Jared Burton #61 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of the game on July 27, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 4-3. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The New York Yankees have added right-handed pitcher Jared Burton on a minor league contract, the team announced on Monday...
Via The Sports Journal
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Burton, Perez, Wright could Help Crew Bullpen

Recently I picked five pitchers from the Yahoo free-agent checklist that could be possible fits for the Brewers. I was going to write a post based on the five: starters Brett Anderson and Gavin Floyd, swingman and former Brewer Chris Capuano, and relievers Jared Burton and Chris Perez. However, owing to the pace with which free agents are being snapped up by other clubs, less than...
Via Brewers Bar
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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 career...
Via Fox Sports North
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Burton fills in capably as closer

Twins All-Star closer Glen Perkins was once again unavailable Tuesday in Cleveland due to a stiff neck. Minnesota hasn't needed him in a save situation, though, for several days after losing four straight to the Angels. Hanging onto a one-run lead late in Tuesday's series opener against the Indians, Minnesota needed someone to fill Perkins' shoes in a save situation in the ninth...
Via Fox Sports North
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels beat Twins in 10, increase AL West lead to six games

  Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong throw from right...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels rally to top Twins in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong...
Via Fox Sports North
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels rally to top Twins in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels come back to beat Twins behind Calhoun's big night

Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong throw from right field...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Calhoun, Angels come back to beat Twins, 7-6 in 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels come back to beat Twins behind Calhoun's big night

Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong throw from right field...
Via Fox Sports West
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins and the Trade Deadline

We're nearly at the all-star break, which means we're a fair way past the first half of the season but everyone's required to refer to it as the first half anyway.  It's also a good time to look back on what has transpired thus far and what I hope to see in the 2nd half, mainly because that's what everyone does at the all-star break.  The most exciting part of the second half for...
Via Down with Goldy
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer, Twins hold off White Sox again

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer had two hits and two RBI, and the Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 6-5 Sunday to complete their first four-game sweep against Chicago in 20 years. Anthony Swarzak and Casey Fien combined for three shutout innings of relief and Jared Burton earned his first save since May 30, 2013, with a perfect ninth. Kurt Suzuki had three hits. Gordon Beckham and...
Via Fox Sports North
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins come back to force extra innings, fall to A's 7-4 in 11th

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Oakland Athletics bounced back from another blown save by new closer Jim Johnson to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Wednesday. Jared Burton (0-1) gave up the one-out drive by Norris, who went deep on Tuesday night, too. Dan Otero (1-0) got the last eight outs for the victory in relief of Johnson, who...
Via Fox Sports North
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Relief pitching

This is the second in a nine-part series previewing each position for the Minnesota Twins leading up to Opening Day. The second preview examines the Twins' bullpen, one of the strong suits of last year's club. PROJECTED RELIEVERS RHP Jared Burton (2-9, 3.82 ERA, 61 K, 22 BB in 66 innings in 2013) RHP Anthony Swarzak (3-2, 2.91 ERA, 69 K, 22 BB in 96 IP) RHP Casey Fien (5-2, 3.92...
Via Fox Sports North
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Monell hits 3-run homer to lead Orioles over Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Johnny Monell hit a three-run homer to key a five-run third inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles to an 11-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Monell, a 27-year-old journeyman catcher purchased from the San Francisco Giants this offseason, connected on a fastball from Twins setup man Jared Burton. The Orioles also stole third base twice in the same...
Via Fox Sports North
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' tight-knit bullpen hopes to stay strong with less usage

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With the repeated struggles of the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers last year, the team's bullpen resorted to gallows humor. Better laugh about it then gripe and grouse, right? "It became a running joke that we started stretching in the third inning," relief pitcher Casey Fien said. As Fien spoke, starting pitcher Vance Worley smiled while seemingly wincing...
Via Fox Sports North
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins show support of Ryan with 'Stand Up To Cancer' shirt

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins players, coaches and staff members showed support for general manager Terry Ryan by wearing "Stand Up To Cancer" T-shirts for the team's first full-squad workout on Saturday morning. Ryan isn't expected to be at the Twins complex in Southwest Florida this spring, according to director of baseball communications Dustin Morse. He's recovering from...
Via Fox Sports North
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins don't want strong bullpen to be best part of team

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins had the worst starting rotation in baseball in 2013, which meant their bullpen was among the most taxed. Yet despite the starters' inability to go deep into games, Minnesota's relievers proved to be a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season. The 871 innings pitched by the Twins' starters were easily the fewest in the majors. Not surprisingly...
Via Fox Sports North
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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