A.J. Burnett had one of his best starts of the season on a rain-soaked night against the Giants, tossing eight shutout innings in a no-decision.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett would prefer to be dealt to the Pirates and that Pittsburgh players are lobbying for his return.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett can be traded to the Orioles, Red Sox, Red Sox, Reds, Royals, Mets, Yankees, Pirates, Cardinals, and Nationals without his consent.
Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Pirates had a scout at A.J. Burnett's last start on Friday in Atlanta.
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Phillies and Orioles have had preliminary discussions on a trade involving A.J. Burnett.
A.J. Burnett surrendered six runs in five innings of work in a loss to the Braves on Friday.
A.J. Burnett improved to 6-8 after holding the Nationals to two runs over 7 2/3 innings on Friday night.
A.J. Burnett allowed three runs over seven innings in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
A.J. Burnett got a no-decision, allowing four runs (three earned) over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish hears from a source with knowledge of the situation that the Pirates would be the "single best fit" for A.J. Burnett and that a trade involving the veteran right-hander is likely before July 31.
A.J. Burnett fell to 5-7, allowing three runs over seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.
A.J. Burnett allowed one run in a complete-game 5-1 victory over the Cardinals on Friday.
A.J. Burnett allowed three runs on eight hits over eight innings in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.
A.J. Burnett improved to 4-5, allowing two runs over 7 1/3 innings as the Phillies defeated the Padres 5-2 on Tuesday.