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61 Jared Burton RP
Height/Weight: 6-5/225 | Birthdate: 6/2/1981 | Birthplace: Westminster, SC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: Western Carolina | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: /images/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/1098902.png | Owned/Started%: 5/4 | Average Draft Position: 504.33

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Twins allow reliever Jared Burton to leave for free agency


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) The Twins have declined their option on veteran right-hander reliever Jared Burton, making him a free agent.

The 33-year-old Burton, who finished the year as the closer after Glen Perkins was shut down, compiled an ERA of 4.36, his worst since 2009. His control has weakened in each of his last three seasons and his strikeouts were well down in 2014.


Jared Burton nails down save against Diamondbacks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Jared Burton continued Wednesday to take advantage of his opportunity to close for the Twins by shutting down Arizona in the ninth for his third save.

Burton allowed a two-out double to Jordan Pacheco before retiring Didi Gregorius on a grounder to end it. He has given up one earned run in his last 6 2/3 innings pitched covering his last seven appearances.


Jared Burton named the closer for Arizona series


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Jared Burton is expected to remain the closer for the Twins in their upcoming series against the Diamondbacks, while Glen Perkins works his way back from neck and shoulder injuries. Burton has converted 2 of 3 save chances this season, with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 62 innings of work.

Glen Perkins out, Jared Burton in as closer Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins will at least be shut down Wednesday, if not for the year, with neck and shoulder injuries, per MLB.com. The results of an exam by doctors has yet to be revealed. Jared Burton will serve as the closer against Detroit on Wednesday and should remain in that role while Perkins is down.

Jared Burton earns second save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Twins pitcher Jared Burton picked up his second save Tuesday, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close out his team's 4-3 win over the Indians.

Burton needed just six pitches to finish off the game. He had given up five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings over his last four appearances before pitching a clean frame Tuesday. Regular closer Glen Perkins could be available as soon as Wednesday, so Burton might not receive another save chance. He owns a 4.63 ERA and 42:24 K:BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings.


Jared Burton, Casey Fien could get save chances


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) According to MLB.com, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire could turn to Jared Burton and Casey Fien to close games while incumbent closer Glen Perkins is out with a stiff neck. Perkins is expected to miss a few days with his injury.

Burton was called in to pitch the final innings of each of the Twins' last two games, and he took the loss in both contests. While Burton has converted his one and only save opportunity this season, Fien is 1 for 5 in his attempts to convert saves.


Jared Burton picks up relief win Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Twins pitcher Jared Burton (2-2) picked up a relief win Sunday afternoon against the White Sox.

Burton allowed one hit but needed only five pitches to complete a scoreless inning of work in the seventh. The team backed him up with three runs in the bottom of the frame. Burton owns a 4.43 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 42 2/3 innings of work this season.

Jared Burton picks up first win Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Twins pitcher Jared Burton picked up a win Sunday against the Tigers.

Burton was a victim of circumstance, as the Twins scored three runs in the half inning after he pitched. Burton was solid in his one inning of work, striking out one hitter and getting two groundouts. The win takes him to 1-1 on the year. 


Glen Perkins expected to rest Wednesday, Jared Burton to close if needed


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins is expected to get a day off Wednesday against the Angels, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Perkins threw 55 pitches in the last two days and was beat up in the Twins extra-inning loss Tuesday, so he'll get a chance to rest barring another extra-inning contest. Jared Burton will get the closing shot if needed.


Jared Burton to avoid high-pressure situations


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2013) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will avoid using reliever Jared Burton in high-pressure situations going forward for the time being, MLB.com reports Tuesday. Burton has been struggling recently. 

"You always try to say you'll get him in some nonpressure situations, but I don't know if there are those in the big leagues," Gardenhire said. "So we'll try to get him in some situations where it's not the eighth and a one-run lead. I talked to him, and he says his arm feels good, but he's just not putting away hitters right now. So we talked about a few other routes he can go with the way he attacks hitters."


Twins not giving up on Jared Burton


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2013) Twins reliever Jared Burton took his sixth relief loss Monday against the Yankees after he failed to hold a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning. Burton has been struggling the last few weeks, going 1-4 with an 11.00 ERA in his last 10 outings.

Despite his recent struggles, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he's sticking with Burton is high-pressure situations.

"We got it to the right guys at the end but Burton just had a rough time," Gardenhire said, per MLB.com. "He's had a couple scuffles here and we definitely need him. He's been very good for us and we desperately need him to get going again here. He's a big part of our bullpen as one of the last two guys."


Jared Burton available for Twins


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) Twins reliever Jared Burton is available to pitch for Minnesota for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia, MLB.com reports. Burton left Saturday's game against Washington with a groin issue. 

Burton threw a bullpen Wednesday and reported no issues. 

"Burton threw out in the bullpen and feels good," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "I'll talk to [pitching coach Rick Anderson] as we go along here to see how much he threw out there, but his leg felt fine."


Jared Burton still out with groin issue


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2013) Twins reliever Jared Burton continues to deal with a nagging groin injury suffered last Saturday, MLB.com reports Tuesday. 

Burton is unavailable for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia and is considered day to day. Burton hasn't appeared in a game since June 8 at Washington. He has a 3.18 ERA over 29 appearances. 


Jared Burton has minor groin tightness


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Twins reliever Jared Burton is available to pitch in relief for Minnesota Sunday in Washington. That said, he did say he felt a little tightness in his groin while throwing Saturday, MLB.com reports. 

Burton has pitched to a 3.18 ERA this season over 29 appearances and 28 1/3 innings. He has 29 strikeouts, two saves, 13 holds and an 0-3 record. 


Jared Burton records second save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2013) Twins relief pitcher Jared Burton earned his second save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in an 8-6 win over the Brewers Thursday night. Regular closer Glen Perkins was given the night off after pitching each of the last three days.

Burton has a 2.10 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 26:10 K:BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings. Opposing batters have hit .211 against him.


Jared Burton fills in for save


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2013) With Glen Perkins unavailable, Twins pitcher Jared Burton collected his first save of the season during Minnesota's 8-5 win over Baltimore on Saturday night. Burton worked a perfect ninth inning and registered a strikeout for his first save since Aug. 4, 2012, at Boston.


No restrictions for Burton


(2/12/2013) Twins reliever Jared Burton told MLB.com on Tuesday that he will have no restrictions this season after the club limited him a bit in 2012 as he was coming off shoulder surgery. The right-hander posted a 2.18 ERA in 64 appearances a year ago and converted 5 of 9 save chances.