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Major League Baseball

Career W-L
147-133
 
Career ERA
3.98
Name  A.J. Burnett
Born  1/3/1977
Height  6-4
Weight  230
Number  34
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/17/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia right-hander A.J. Burnett (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 K's) was outstanding in Thursday's no-decision against Atlanta.
Insight: Burnett's outing is even more impressive when you consider he's been pitching with a hernia for the past few weeks. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Dodgers.
 
4/14/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter A.J. Burnett will start Wednesday against Atlanta despite a hernia, according to Jim Salisbury of csnphilly.com.
Insight: He'll start for the Phillies but shouldn't be in any fantasy rotations at the moment. He has a 3.94 ERA but has walked 14 batters and given up 17 hits in 16 innings (1.94 WHIP).
 
4/11/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter A.J. Burnett left Friday's start in the top of the fifth inning with groin soreness, according to Todd Zolecki of mlb.com. He was removed for precautionary reasons.
Insight: He threw 106 pitches, walked six batters and allowed two earned runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings before signaling for the trainer. However, he remained in the dugout after being removed from the game. The 37-year-old has 14 walks and 10 strikeouts in 16 innings this season.
 
4/11/2014 8:55:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter A.J. Burnett left Friday's start in the top of the fifth inning with an apparent injury.
Insight: He threw 106 pitches, walked six batters and allowed two earned runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings before signaling for the trainer. However, he remained in the dugout after being removed from the game. The 37-year-old has 14 walks and 10 strikeouts in 16 innings this season.
 
2/12/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: The Phillies have come to terms with righthander A.J. Burnett on a new one-year contract. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: Burnett will earn $16 million in 2014. He figures to be Philadelphia's No. 3 starter behind Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. Burnett has gone 3-3 with a 4.71 ERA in eight career games at Citizens Bank Park.
 
2/7/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Free agent righthander A.J. Burnett would prefer to pitch in the National League. SOURCE: Roch Kubatko, MASN
Insight: That means he probably won't be pitching for Baltimore in 2014. The Orioles were interested but the feeling doesn't appear to be mutual. Burnett has narrowed his search down to two teams: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The Pirates, the team Burnett pitched for last season, are considered the favorites.
 
2/2/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: The Orioles, Phillies and Pirates are considered the frontrunners to land free agent starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. SOURCE: Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe
Insight: The Blue Jays and Rays are also thought to be in the mix. Burnett spent his last two seasons in Pittsburgh though that doesn't necessarily make the Pirates the favorites. The 37-year-old flirted with retirement this offseason so it's unlikely he'll be looking for anything longer than a one-year contract.
 
1/28/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: According to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, free agent A.J. Burnett will pitch at least one more season in the major leagues.
Insight: A few months ago Burnett (10-11, 3.30 ERA in 191 IP for Pittsburgh in 2013) was strongly considering retirement but apparently he's decided to give baseball one more shot. The 37-year-old has plenty left in the tank and it's likely he'll be scooped up by someone before spring training.
 
11/5/2013 8:45:00 PM
Description: According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, free agent starter A.J. Burnett is strongly considering retirement.
Insight: Burnett only wants to play for the Pirates but that's unlikely to happen after the team declined to give him a qualifying offer before Monday's deadline. The 36-year-old is coming off arguably his best season after leading the team in strikeouts (209) and innings pitched (191).
 
9/27/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett tossed eight innings and allowed five hits and a run with six strikeouts Friday versus the Reds.
Insight: The 36-year-old may have made his final start in the big leagues, as he is considering retirement and won't start again unless Pittsburgh wins the Wild Card play-in game. He went 10-11 with a 3.30 ERA, 209 strikeouts and a 1.21 WHIP this season.
 
9/21/2013 10:16:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett struck out 12 batters and allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings Saturday to help Pittsburgh defeat the Reds.
Insight: In what could be his final season, the 36-year-old reached 200 strikeouts for the first time since 2008 and the third time in his career. He's 9-11 despite posting a 3.39 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.
 
9/21/2013 12:07:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh righthander A.J. Burnett said he's 50/50 about returning to play another season. SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: The 36-year-old may retire after the season. He's had another good year for the Pirates, though it hasn't shown up in the win/loss column (8-11, 3.43 ERA in 28 starts).
 
8/31/2013 10:08:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett fired seven innings and allowed one run on four hits with six strikeouts Saturday against the Cardinals to pick up his seventh win.
Insight: Burnett had an up-and-down month, going 3-2 with a 3.79 ERA in six starts. He has a 3.09 ERA this season, a career best, but he has gone just 7-9.
 
8/4/2013 5:41:00 PM
Description: Pirates righthander A.J. Burnett shut down the Rockies Sunday for his fifth win of the season.
Insight: He's allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last seven starts. Sunday's win was actually Burnett's first since June 8th. Burnett's next start will be Saturday against these same Rockies.
 
7/7/2013 9:26:00 PM
Description: Pirates righty A.J. Burnett threw five innings and allowed three hits and two runs (one earned) in his return to the mound Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: Burnett was making his first start since June 8 after recovering from a Grade 1 tear of his right calf. He's 4-6 with a 3.05 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP and a 102/37 K/BB in 94 1/3 innings this season.
 
7/7/2013 10:53:00 AM
Description: After missing about a month with a strained calf, righthander A.J. Burnett will return to the Pirates' rotation Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: Burnett is 1-1 against Chicago this year with a 3.21 ERA. Pittsburgh holds a one-game lead in the NL Central heading into Sunday's series finale.
 
7/3/2013 9:12:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett (calf) doesn't think he'll need to go on a rehab assignment, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I don't know why I'd need it," he said Wednesday. "I didn't hurt my arm."
Insight: Burnett has been out since the second week of June due to a Grade 1 tear of his right calf. He'll throw a bullpen session Thursday and could return as soon as Sunday or Monday.
 
6/30/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett (calf) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Burnett has been out since the second week of June due to a Grade 1 tear of his right calf. He threw a 38-pitch bullpen session Friday with no issues and could begin a rehab assignment if he gets through Tuesday's simulated game without a problem.
 
6/21/2013 4:17:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett (calf) threw off flat ground before Thursday's game, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Burnett is out indefinitely with a Grade 1 tear of his right calf. He's not ready to throw off a mound yet.
 
6/15/2013 4:18:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett said Friday that he has a Grade 1 year of his right calf and is out indefinitely, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Burnett can't put any weight on his leg. The right-hander said he suffered the injury when he was finishing up a series of sprints Wednesday. He's hoping it doesn't turn into a "six-week thing."
 

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