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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||11.00||13.00||0.00||3.73||1.33||178.00||75.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta|| 18.2||0||2|| 4.82||0||6||17|
|vs LHB|| 98.1||0||0|| 5.22||0||60||87|
|vs RHB|| 115.1||0||0|| 4.06||0||36||103|
|12/26/2014||Starling Marte, LF PIT|
Scooter Gennett, 2B MIL
|Adam Wainwright, SP STL|
Marco Gonzales, SP STL
Ryan Ludwick, LF TEX
Rafael Ynoa, 2B COL
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|12/24/2014||A.J. Burnett, SP PIT||Jesus Aguilar, 1B CLE|
|12/21/2014||Wilmer Flores, SS NYM|
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|Marlon Byrd, RF CIN|
Luis Valbuena, 3B HOU
|Last 10 Games|
A.J. Burnett only wanted to pitch for the Pirates in 2015
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett had eyes for just one team this offseason, according to FoxSports.com.
Burnett called general manager Neal Huntington during the offseason, and told him he would only negotiate with Pittsburgh. Huntington wanted Burnett back, but admitted the situation was "awkward."
"The last thing we wanted to do was insult him," Huntington said. "At the same time, every dollar we can save in every contract we can re-allocate to another player who can make us deeper, a better club."
Burnett admitted the money wasn't an issue. He actually expected to make less coming off a 4.59 ERA. Burnett actually turned down a $12.75 million option from the Phillies, but was willing to sign with Pittsburgh for $8.5 million.
Burnett had one of the finest seasons of his career with the Pirates in 2013. He posted a 3.13 ERA over 191 innings with the club. Burnett hinted that 2015 will be his final season, but doesn't want any type of retirement tour.
"Not a lot of players have a chance to finish up where they want," the 38-year-old said. "I was lucky enough where Neal wanted me."
A.J. Burnett says he'll retire after 2015 season
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(1/11/15) Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett, 38, said the 2015 season will be his last, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Burnett is coming off a disastrous season with the Phillies in which he led the majors in losses (18), walks (98) and earned runs (109).
Per the paper, he's hoping to recapture the form he showed in Pittsburgh when he revitalized his career in 2012-13. In 2013, Burnett led NL starting pitchers in strikeout and groundball rates.
Pirates sign pitcher A.J. Burnett to one-year deal
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(11/14/14) The Pirates have signed pitcher A.J. Burnett to a one-year contract, the team announced.
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports the one-year deal is worth $8.5 million.
Burnett struggled in 2014, going 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA. He previously pitched for the Pirates in 2012 and 2013, producing a 3.50 ERA.
Report: Orioles offer deal to veteran starting pitcher A.J. Burnett
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/13/14) The Orioles have offered free agent starting pitcher A.J. Burnett a contract, according to Yahoo Sports MLB columnist Jeff Passan. However, nothing is close to being completed.
However, one Orioles official told CSNBaltimore.com the reports of an offer to Burnett was "news to me."
Burnett became a free agent in early November after he declined his $12.75 million player option with the Phillies. The two sides also declined a mutual $15 million option.
The 37-year-old pitcher lost a career-high 18 games in 2014. He also won fewer than 10 games for the first time since 2004. He did toss 213 2/3 innings, while posting a 4.59 ERA and striking out 8.0 batters per nine innings.
A.J. Burnett hits free agent market
|(11/4/14) By formally declining his $12.75 million player option Monday, A.J. Burnett is officially a free agent.
Both the Phillies and Burnett had declined the mutual option for the 2015 season. Despite turning down his player option, Burnett still wants to pitch in 2015.
His agent, Darek Braunecker, told Ken Rosenthal of FOXsports.com, Burnett would not only play in 2015, but he prefers to play for a contender.
|2014 summary: As if A.J. Burnett's two-year resurgence in Pittsburgh never happened, the 37-year-old's first season with the Phillies was more reminiscent of his difficult tenure with the Yankees. A lack of run support contributed to Burnett's 8-18 campaign, but he shouldered some of the blame as well. Having seemingly kicked his wildness habit with the Pirates, Burnett once again had trouble finding the strike zone, throwing 61 percent of his pitches for strikes and walking 4.0 batters per nine innings. Burnett will try his luck again with the Pirates, having signed a one-year with them this offseason, as he will attempt to improve on last season's 4.59 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.|
Playing time status: Though Burnett hasn't been consistent, he has been durable over the last seven seasons. He has a shot at getting 200 innings as part of the Pirates' rotation.
2015 outlook: Maybe teaming up again with Pirates' pitching coach Ray Searage will help Burnett to enjoy another renaissance, but it's probably too optimistic to expect him to make a full recovery. Burnett not only struggled with control last season, but he lost some velocity on his four-seamer and saw his whiff rate dip dramatically. Now firmly in the decline phase of his career (at least chronologically), Burnett can be passed over in standard mixed leagues but is worth a gamble in anything deeper.
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