Oct 3, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett (34) waits for a new baseball after giving up a three-run home run to St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran during the third inning in game one of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Eventually, they decided they could no longer wait and decided exploring alternate opportunities.
Ironically enough, just days later – just weeks before starting pitchers and catchers are to report to Spring Training – Burnett decided he would forgo retirement and return for at least another season.
We mentioned last week that the Orioles could be the wild card for Burnett because he lives in Baltimore. And it’s really looking like a Baltimore-Philadelphia-Pittsburgh runoff for his services.
Nick Cafardo also mentions it wouldn’t be shocking if the New York Yankees attempted to get in on the bidding, but there’s been no confirmation of that and one would think Burnett would prove to be too costly given the Yankees current salary situation.
Topics:A.J. Burnett, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates
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