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Sean Burnett | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (19) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Dodgers signed LHP Sean Burnett to a minor league contract.
He'll be assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Burnett was released by Washington at the end of spring training despite throwing 8 2/3 scoreless innings during Grapefruit League play. The 33-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014. He'll give the Dodgers some left-handed bullpen depth. Apr 9 - 10:50 PM

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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers have agreed to a minor league contract.

According to Rosenthal, the deal will also include an opt-out clause if he isn't on the major league roster by May 1. The 33-year-old left-hander opted out of his contract with the Nationals last week when he was told that he didn't make the club's Opening Day bullpen.
Apr 9 - 12:42 PM

Nationals released LHP Sean Burnett.

The 33-year-old southpaw was informed Friday that he wouldn't make the club's Opening Day roster and has decided to opt out of his contract with the Nationals and look for work elsewhere. The Orioles and Braves are among the clubs that are already believed to be interested in his services.
Apr 2 - 9:11 AM

William Ladson of reports that Sean Burnett did not make the Nationals' Opening Day roster.

Ladson also adds that Burnett will likely opt to explore free agency rather than accepting a minor league assignment. There had been rumblings last week that the Orioles could pursue a trade for the veteran left-hander, and they could be one of the clubs interested once he's on the open market.
Apr 1 - 9:21 PM

CSN Baltimore's Rich Dubroff reports the Orioles could pursue a trade for Nationals LHP Sean Burnett.

A trade might not be necessary as Burnett is quickly approaching his April 1 opt-out clause. The Nationals already have lefty specialists Oliver Perez and Felipe Rivero, which puts Burnett on the outside looking in for a bullpen spot in Washington. Meanwhile the Orioles are looking for a left-hander to replace Brian Matusz, who has missed most of spring training with a strained back.
Mar 26 - 4:46 PM

Nationals signed LHP Sean Burnett to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Burnett underwent his second Tommy John surgery in June 2014 and hasn't pitched since. He should be ready to compete for a bullpen spot next spring, but he's probably going to have head to Triple-A for a spell before getting back to the majors. He hasn't been healthy since his final season in Washington in 2012, when he had a 2.38 ERA in 56 2/3 innings out of the pen. He signed a two-year deal with the Angels afterwards, but pitched just 10 1/3 innings for the Halos.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Sean Burnett (elbow) is expected to begin throwing for interested teams in late May or early June.

Burnett underwent the second Tommy John surgery of his career last June and probably won't be able to pitch in live games until the second half of the 2015 season. The 32-year-old left-hander hasn't been an effective major league reliever since 2012.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Angels declined LHP Sean Burnett's $4.5 million club option for 2015.

He'll receive a $500,000 buyout and become a free agent. Burnett had Tommy John surgery in June and will likely be sidelined until around midseason in 2015.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 04:06:00 PM

Sean Burnett (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery this week.

It's the second time that he has undergone the procedure. He's looking at another lengthy recovery process and probably won't be an option to rejoin the Angels bullpen until the beginning of the 2016 season.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Angels transferred LHP Sean Burnett from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Cam Bedrosian. Burnett will soon undergo Tommy John surgery.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 06:28:00 PM

Sean Burnett was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

That's usually a precursor for Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. If so, it would be the second time Burnett has undergone the surgery in his career. He made just three appearances with the Angels this season.
Wed, May 28, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Angels placed LHP Sean Burnett on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Burnett just can't catch a break. The left-hander retired the only batter he faced Tuesday in his third appearance since returning from the DL, but he felt more soreness in his elbow in the process. The pitcher is headed back to Anaheim to be examined Wednesday. Burnett has been limited to 16 appearances over the last two seasons due to elbow issues.
Wed, May 28, 2014 01:38:00 AM

Angels activated LHP Sean Burnett from the disabled list.

Burnett had multiple setbacks as he worked his way back from elbow surgery, but he's finally ready to make his season debut. The southpaw has been limited to 9 2/3 innings since the beginning of last season due to injury.
Fri, May 23, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that Sean Burnett (elbow) is getting "progressively better" and nearing a return to the Angels bullpen.

Burnett fanned three in a scoreless inning on his minor league rehab assignment on Thursday. If all continues to go well, he'll resume his customary setup role in the Angels bullpen before the end of the month.
Fri, May 16, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Sean Burnett (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Arkansas on Saturday.

Burnett has had a few setbacks as he works his way back from elbow surgery but has made nice progress recently. He should rejoin the Angels' bullpen later this month if he can avoid more bumps in the road.
Fri, May 9, 2014 04:35:00 PM

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