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34 A.J. Burnett SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/227 | Birthdate: 1/3/1977 | Birthplace: North Little Rock, AR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: No College | MLB Experience: 16 | Salary: $16,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 61/34 | Average Draft Position: 152.46
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Pirates sign pitcher A.J. Burnett to one-year deal


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) 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
(11/13/2014) 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


(11/4/2014) 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. 


Phillies, A.J. Burnett decline mutual options


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) The Phillies and pitcher A.J. Burnett both declined their $15-million mutual option Friday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Burnett has the option of picking up his $12.75-million player option by Monday or becoming a free agent. He went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 190:96 K:BB ratio in 213 2/3 innings in 2014.


Report: Phillies SP A.J. Burnett likely to return for 17th season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) It appears Phillies starting pitcher A.J Burnett will return for a 17th season in the majors in 2015, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Burnett suggested following a rough outing in August that he would "probably" retire, but people close to Burnett believe he will likely pitch next season.

A.J. Burnett will have hernia surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Immediately after the end of his final start of the season, Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett told reporters that he will have surgery to repair his inguinal hernia, MLB.com reports Saturday. Burnett also indicated that he is unsure if he'll pitch again next season.

A.J. Burnett suffers league-leading 18th loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett suffered a league-leading 18th loss in his final start of the season Saturday night at home against the Braves. The right hander permitted four urns on five hits and three walks while striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings of a 4-2 defeat.

Burnett finishes the season 10 games under .500 (8-18), with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP over 34 starts. He posted a 190:96 K:BB ratio over 213 2/3 innings.


A.J. Burnett clobbered Sunday against Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett received plenty of run support Sunday in Oakland, but pitched too poorly to take advantage and came away with a no-decision.

Burnett surrendered six runs on three hits and six walks over 4 1/3 innings. It was his fourth six-walk game of the year. Burnett fanned three along the way. He was all but doomed by a three-run first inning and was knocked out after allowing a two-run double to Geovany Soto in the fifth.

He will try to perform better against Atlanta on Saturday.


A.J. Burnett indicates he's been pitching hurt this season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett has hinted that he's been plagued by a physical issue this season, but declined to elaborate.

Burnett indicated that he felt terrible much of the year, though he used an unprintable word. Ryne Sandberg said Wednesday, however, that he was unaware of any such problem for Burnett aside from an inguinal hernia that has been known since April.

The veteran starter is 8-17 with a disappointing 4.40 ERA. He leads the majors in losses and walks (87), but is set to make $12.75 million in 2015. Sandberg has been impressed with his durability - Burnett has made 32 starts this season.

"If anything he has displayed just the opposite," Sandberg said about Burnett's health. "Very durable guy with innings, the length that he does give, durable arm. The hernia thing ... from my knowledge, that's been a non-issue."


A.J. Burnett walks four in loss vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett took a loss Tuesday, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Padres.

Burnett (8-17) gave up a pair of runs in the first inning Tuesday, but the offense carried him to a 3-2 lead heading into the sixth inning, where the starter served up a two-run home run and an RBI single to fall behind for good. It's the first time in his last eight starts Burnett has been unable to complete six innings. He owns a 4.40 ERA and 180:87 K:BB ratio in 202 2/3 innings going into Sunday's scheduled start against the A's.


A.J. Burnett suffers 16th loss of the season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett took another step back on Thursday against the Pirates, dropping to 8-16 on the year. He allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over six innings of a 4-1 defeat.

Burnett has allowed four-plus runs in six of his last nine starts. He owns a 4.34 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 31 starts (197 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at San Diego.

A.J. Burnett tosses seven one-run innings in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett earned a win Saturday, giving up one earned run on six hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out four in his team's 3-1 victory over the Nationals.

Burnett (8-15) surrendered his only run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, making Saturday's win just the second time in his last eight starts that he hasn't served up a home run. Burnett owns a 4.29 ERA and 169:80 K:BB ratio in 191 innings. He's scheduled to face the Pirates Thursday.


A.J. Burnett takes another step back on Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett took another step backward on Sunday against the Mets, dropping 7-15 on the season. He was shelled for five runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out eight over six innings of a 6-5.

Over his last five starts covering 32 2/3 innings, Burnett has allowed 20 earned runs. He owns a 4.40 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 29 starts (184 innings). His next start will come Saturday at Washington.

Here we go again with A.J. Burnett


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/26/2014) You want to give up on A.J. Burnett. You do. But every time you think you can move on, he does something like he did Monday night, striking out 12 Nationals in seven innings.

So what's the solution? Ignore it? You'd think it'd be easy coming off a stretch of seven starts in which he compiled a 6.41 ERA, but considering he preceded those seven with another seven in which he compiled a 2.94 ERA, yeah, not so much.

And just in case your head wasn't already spinning, he throws in comments like this one:

"I just noticed something with my delivery, or the leg kick," Burnett said. "I just noticed something wasn't right. I was like, 'That's not me out there. Who is that?' It's the first time I felt like me in a long time.

"I wish I could have found that little glitch about a month, two months ago."

Yeah, so do we. The question is when's the next one? Given his ups and downs, you can't trust Burnett's mechanics to hold, but if this latest tweak prompts another hot streak, you have an opportunity for some cheap strikeouts down the stretch.

I want to see one more start -- one more start of increased velocity and high-end production -- before I invest in him again.


A.J. Burnett strikes out 12 Nationals


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett turned in a fantastic start Monday against the Nationals.

Burnett allowed one run on three hits over seven innings. He struck out 12 and walked one during the outing. Burnett was exceptional over the start. He didn’t give up a hit until the third inning, when Tanner Roark managed to single to center. Burnett gave up his only run in the sixth inning. After getting Denard Span to fly out, Burnett allowed a solo home run to Anthony Rendon. Burnett gave up his third hit the following inning, but was able to pitch around it.

With the win, Burnett improved to 7-14. He’ll take on the Mets in his next start.


A.J. Burnett likely to retire after season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Asked if he plans to pitch next year Tuesday, Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett responded, "Probably not," MLB.com reports.

Burnett made his 27th start of the season Tuesday, escalating his player option to $11.75 million, but it sounds like he's ready to hang it up at the end of 2014. Burnett owns a 4.42 ERA and 145:76 K:BB ratio in 171 innings.


A.J. Burnett allows five runs in nine-strikeout loss Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett took a loss Tuesday, allowing five earned runs on six hits and four walks in 7 2/3 innings and striking out nine in his team's 5-2 defeat against the Mariners.

Burnett (6-14) allowed two runs in the first and another on a sixth-inning home run. Despite already having an elevated pitch count, he was left in to pitch the eighth, where he allowed a two-run single with two outs before being removed with 125 pitches on his arm. Burnett has lost his last five starts and now owns a 4.42 ERA and 145:76 K:BB ratio in 171 innings. He's scheduled to face the Nationals Monday.


A.J. Burnett surrenders four runs in loss vs. Angels


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett was stuck with a loss Wednesday, allowing four earned runs on five hits and four walks in six innings and striking out four in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Angels.

Burnett (6-13) has dropped four straight stats, and though he managed to limit the damage to one run in the first five innings Wednesday, he surrendered three runs in the sixth to lose the lead and eventually take the loss. It was his 10th time in 26 starts issuing at least four walks. Burnett owns a 4.35 ERA and 136:72 K:BB ratio in 163 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mariners Tuesday.


A.J. Burnett allows five runs in loss vs. Mets Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett took a loss Friday, giving up five earned runs on 11 hits and two walks in six innings and striking out eight in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Mets.

Burnett (6-12) pitched three scoreless innings before the Mets were able to drive home four runs in the fourth and tack on another run with a fifth-inning homer. He's 0-4 in his last five starts, putting up just one quality outing during that stretch. Burnett owns a 4.29 ERA and 132:68 K:BB ratio in 157 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Angels Wednesday.


Source: Phillies place several players on revocable waivers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Phillies placed several players on revocable trade waivers Saturday, including starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, reliever Antonio Bastardo, first baseman Ryan Howard, starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick and starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez, a source told FOX Sports.

However, FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal pointed out that nearly all players go on waivers in August. The players that clear waivers can be traded. The players claimed can be pulled back or traded/awarded to claiming team.


A.J. Burnett, Ryne Sandberg get tossed for jawing with umpire


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett was sent to the showers a little earlier than expected on Saturday.

The veteran right-hander served up a three-run blast to Anthony Rendon and was tossed immediately after the home run in the second inning for jawing with home plate umpire Chris Guccione. Manager Ryne Sandberg was also ejected for arguing with the umpire.

Burnett allowed five runs on three hits and two walks while striking out one over 1 2/3 innings of work. He owns a 4.40 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 24 starts. His next start will come Friday at home against the Mets.

Jonathan Papelbon, Marlon Byrd, A.J. Burnett remain with Phils


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Phillies did not make any trades by Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, despite outfielder Marlon Byrd, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett and closer Jonathan Papelbon being mentioned in trade rumors the last few weeks.

Report: Phillies, Royals talking trade for A.J. Burnett


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Phillies are talking to the Royals about trading starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, sources told FOX Sports. However, there is no indication a deal is close to being completed.

Report: Royals might go after Bartolo Colon or A.J. Burnett


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) The Royals are considering making a run to acquire Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon or Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, major-league sources told the New York Daily News.

However, a major caveat is that the Roayls might not be able to add to the payroll to acquire either pitcher, but that will be determined in the coming days. The Royals' evaluators, however, are said to like both veteran pitchers.


A.J. Burnett struggles against the Mets Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Phillies starter A.J. Burnett turned in a tough start Monday against the Mets.

Burnett allowed seven runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked two. Burnett found himself in trouble almost immediately. After walking the leadoff hitter, Burnett allowed an RBI double to Daniel Murphy. Lucas Duda would single home another run, and back-to-back doubles would drive in two more. By the end of the first, Burnett trailed 4-0. He settled in for three scoreless innings, but ran into trouble again in the fifth. 

After getting two outs, Burnett walked Lucas Duda and gave up a single to Chris Young. Travis d’Arnaud stepped to the plate and hit a three-run homer off Burnett. He was able to finish the inning, but his day was done.

With the loss Burnett drops to 6-10. His next start will come against the Nationals.