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A.J. Burnett

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett takes down old team

Tue, 12 May 2015 21:35:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett allowed two runs - one earned - and six hits over seven innings in a win against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, May 12. "He's throwing strikes," manager Clint Hurdle said. "No innings have gotten away from him. He mixes his pitches. And it's become very effective. He's worked hard to become a master craftsman."

Fantasy Tip: Burnett has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his seven outings this season. The reason he doesn't have more wins is due to a lack of run support. At $6,200 (or 12.4% of cap) he is a legit FantasyScore option every time out.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett to face former mates

Mon, 11 May 2015 22:48:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett makes his return to Philadelphia Tuesday, May 12. He had a league-leading 18 losses last season with the Philadelphia Phillies. He took more than $4 million less to sign with the Pirates, declining a $12.75 million player option for this season to stay with the Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett has pitched lights out this season for the Bucs, posting a stellar 1.66 ERA. Unfortunately, he has just one win to show for his efforts due to a lack of run support most nights. He should be amped for his start against the team he obviously wanted no part. At $6,200 (or 12.4% of cap) he is a recommended FantasyScore play.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett finally picks up a win

Thu, 07 May 2015 20:27:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett won for the first time this year, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out four in seven innings against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: A lack of run support has limited Burnett ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) to a single victory, but he owns an impressive 1.66 ERA and has struck out 31 batters in 38 innings. He offers great value for the price at FantasyScore.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett on a career run

Wed, 06 May 2015 22:17:01 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett has allowed one run or less in four consecutive starts for the first time in his 17-year career. However, he is winless despite a 1.45 ERA which ranks second in the National League.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett ($5,300; 10.6% of cap) has been a solid value in FantasyScore for a guy who contemplated retirement during the offseason. If he could get a little more run support he could be unstoppable.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett has good history at PNC

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:46:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett is 14-12 with a 2.76 ERA in 35 career starts at PNC Park. He will face the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, April 14 after going 5 1/3 innings and recording a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds last Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: While Burnett ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is much better in the pitcher-friendly confines of PNC Park, he makes for a rather risky FantasyScore pitching option Tuesday against the hot-hitting Tigers.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett says 2015 season will be last

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 04:18:21 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett says the upcoming 2015 season will be his last, as he appears headed toward retirement at age 38. "I got one (season) left," said Burnett. "It's going to be one of those rides where you know it's the end."

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett will be ready for spring training

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:05:34 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett had hernia surgery after the 2014 season ended. He expects to be fully ready by spring training.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett signs with Pittsburgh

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:42:06 -0800

Free-agent SP A.J. Burnett (Phillies) signed a one-year, $8.5 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, Nov. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Expect a minor resurgence from Burnett in 2015. The Pirates are a better offensive and defensive team than the Philadelphia Phillies, and PNC Park is a significantly more favorable pitching environment. Still, he'll be 38 years old, so expectations should be kept in check.

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Orioles | Make offer to A.J. Burnett

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:57:34 -0800

Free-agent SP A.J. Burnett (Phillies) has received an offer from the Baltimore Orioles, but nothing is close at this time.

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MLB | A.J. Burnett not ready to retire

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:53:10 -0800

Free-agent SP A.J. Burnett (Phillies) says that he is not ready to retire despite declining his $12.75 million player option with the Philadelphia Phillies. Darek Braunecker, Burnett's agent, said Burnett "wants to pitch for a contender" next year. He could have made up to $14.5 million with the Phillies in 2015 if he had started at least 30 games. Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA and led the National League in losses and gave up the most earned runs and walks of any starter.

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