Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:06:37 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (undisclosed) left the team's game Thursday, Sept. 11, after being hit by a pitch from Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:15:08 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett will receive a $750,000 bonus for making his 30th start of the season Saturday, Sept. 6. He also hits an escalator on his 2015 player option, which increases the amount from $10 million to $11.75 million.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:58:16 -0700
New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon, Arizona Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill, Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman and Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett have interested the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as they search to replace SP Garrett Richards (knee) in their starting rotation. Ps Randy Wolf, Chris Volstad and Michael Roth are the Angels' current in-house options. Burnett is believed not to want to go to the West Coast. Colon may be the best option, but the Angels may face competition from other teams looking to beef up their rotations.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:53:22 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett has indicated he may be amenable to sticking around past 2014 on the heels of his 12-strikeout performance Monday, Aug. 25. "My decision will come down to how I feel and what my family and I decide," said Burnett. "It's just one start, but to be able to go out and do that tonight makes you wonder."
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:14:11 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett struck out 12 hitters in seven innings against the Washington Nationals Monday, Aug. 25, after he made a mechanical adjustment on the mound. "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." It was Burnett's first win since the All-Star break. He gave up one run and three hits while walking only one.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:17:30 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett was asked Tuesday, Aug. 19, whether he intended to pitch next year and he replied, "Probably not." However, he had a player option which jumped to $11.75 million with his 27th start Tuesday.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:19:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett is 0-3 with a 6.59 ERA and 1.98 WHIP in three August starts. Burnett starts Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Seattle Mariners.
Fantasy Tip: Burnett has struggled the majority of the season, especially against left-handed batters. Lefties are sporting a .358 wOBA against Burnett this year. Robinson Cano, Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager and Kendrys Morales should be on your radar in daily games tonight.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:02:40 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies placed RP Antonio Bastardo, SP A.J. Burnett, SP Roberto Hernandez, 1B Ryan Howard and SP Kyle Kendrick on revocable waivers over the weekend. Teams can pull back players if claimed on revocable waivers and players can be dealt without penalty if they pass through waivers. No information was available on whether any of these players were claimed. Players put on waivers Monday, Aug. 4, included OF Marlon Byrd, CL Jonathan Papelbon, SS Jimmy Rollins, 2B Chase Utley, SP Cole Hamels, and C Carlos Ruiz. Waivers last 48 hours.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:46:29 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett is the subject of discussions with the Kansas City Royals, but there's no indication that a deal is close.
Fantasy Tip: Burnett should have a solid second half no matter where he pitches, but this isn't a bad landing spot for him.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:59:00 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates appear to be out of the hunt for Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett. The issue is that Burnett has been unwilling to give an assurance that he would not pick up his player option for next season, creating too much financial uncertainty for Pittsburgh.