Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:31:44 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies could have $20 million in payroll room to spend this offseason, which could net them a major signing or a few mid-level to minor players. The amount could go higher if SP A.J. Burnett declines his $12.75 million option and players like RP Antonio Bastardo and OF Domonic Brown are dealt.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:32:44 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett probably will exercise his $12.75 million player option for the 2015 season, according to people close to Burnett.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:19:38 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies' offseason plans will hinge on whether SP A.J. Burnett exercises his $12.75 million option for 2015. Should Burnett decline the option, it would give Philadelphia roster flexibility to begin the rebuilding process.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:41:42 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett (hernia) hasn't scheduled a date for his hernia surgery. He has visited with multiple doctors about the surgery.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:09:00 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett has not decided whether he will exercise his $12.75 million option for the 2015 season. He is slated for hernia surgery in October.
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.