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Jared Burton | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yankees re-signed RHP Jared Burton to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Burton was just released on Thursday but is now back in camp. It's an unusual occurrence, but it's not a surprise that Burton didn't take long to find work -- even if it's at the same place he had been. The veteran reliever has been dealing with a strained lat but played catch on Sunday. He's likely to make the team but begin the season on the disabled list. Mar 29 - 9:19 AM

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Yankees released RHP Jared Burton.

Burton strained his lat on March 19, ending any outside shot he had at making the Yankees' Opening Day roster. He was in camp on a non-guaranteed minors deal.
Mar 26 - 3:23 PM

Jared Burton has been diagnosed with a strained lat.

Burton was already on the outside looking in for an Opening Day bullpen spot, and now it looks like he may be headed for the disabled list. The 33-year-old right-hander signed a minor league contract with the Yankees in February after posting a 4.36 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio in 64 innings for the Twins last season.
Mar 19 - 2:44 PM

Jared Burton will receive a $2 million base salary if he makes the Yankees.

He could make an additional $750,000 with incentives. Burton had a mediocre 4.36 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio over 64 innings with the Twins last season, but he's a nice gamble on a minor league deal.
Feb 17 - 2:00 PM

Yankees signed RHP Jared Burton to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

After a couple of impressive seasons out of the Twins' bullpen, Burton regressed to the tune of a 4.36 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio over 64 innings last season and was unable to find a major league deal. The 33-year-old will attempt to win a spot in New York's bullpen this spring.
Feb 16 - 4:18 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that free agent reliever Jared Burton continues to talk with multiple teams.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported the same thing a week ago, but Burton has yet to make a decision about where to sign. The 33-year-old posted a 4.36 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio over 64 innings with the Twins last season.
Feb 5 - 5:39 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Jared Burton "has been in contact with multiple interested teams."

He has not, however, made a decision on where to sign yet. Burton posted a 4.36 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio over 64 innings last season for the Twins, but he pitched well the previous two seasons and would make a fine middle relief option for someone.
Jan 30 - 1:22 PM

Twins declined RHP Jared Burton's $3.6 million club option for 2015.

Burton will receive a $200,000 buyout and hit free agency. It's an expected move after he posted a mediocre 4.36 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio over 64 innings this past season.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 04:00:00 PM

Jared Burton picked up his third save of the season in Wednesday's defeat of the Diamondbacks.

Burton yielded a two-out double to Jordan Pacheco but was able to work around that threat to preserve Minnesota's one-run lead. Burton is filling in at closer for Glen Perkins, who is done for the season because of left elbow and forearm troubles.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Jared Burton will remain in the closer role for the series against the Diamondbacks.

Burton hasn't had any save chances since Glen Perkins (elbow) went down, but Twins manager Ron Gardenhire still sees him at the top of the pecking order. He'll look for other spots to use Michael Tonkin and Lester Oliveros.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 05:41:00 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that Jared Burton will be used in low-leverage situations for the time being.

Burton has an 11.00 ERA over his last 10 appearances, necessitating him being booted from a setup role. "You always try to say you'll get him in some nonpressure situations, but I don't know if there are those in the big leagues," Gardenhire said. "So we'll try to get him in some situations where it's not the eighth and a one-run lead." Casey Fien seems likely to be used as Glen Perkins' primary setup man for now.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 09:27:00 PM

Jared Burton allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over an inning of work in his return to action Thursday.

Burton had been unavailable the last several days due to a groin injury. Even though he coughed up a late lead in a loss to the Phillies, it appears that he's fine physically.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 08:10:00 AM

Jared Burton (groin) is unavailable Tuesday.

Burton hasn't appeared in a game since Saturday due to lingering tightness in his groin. He is day-to-day.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Jared Burton felt some tightness in his groin during his appearance on Saturday.

Burton isn't concerned and said he should be available to pitch Sunday. The setup man is having a fine year, posting a 3.18 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 29 strikeouts over 28 1/3 frames.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Filling in for a resting Glen Perkins, Jared Burton pitched a scoreless ninth against the Brewers for his second save on Thursday.

It'd make some sense for the Twins to have the right-handed Burton and left-handed Perkins share closing duties based on matchups, but that's just way too complicated a situation for any of today's managers to pull off. Perkins, after all, is just fine in the ninth as is. Burton has been very good in the eighth, picking up 12 holds opposite two blown saves. It should remain his role, for the most part.
Fri, May 31, 2013 12:19:00 AM

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