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Alex Burnett | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs sent RHP Alex Burnett outright to Triple-A Iowa.
Burnett was designated for assignment Friday, but cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The 25-year-old is no longer on the Cubs' 40-man roster. Mon, Jun 3, 2013 02:31:00 PM

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Cubs designated RHP Alex Burnett for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Blake Parker on the 40-man roster. Burnett was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday and is expected to remain in the organization.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 01:55:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Triple-A Iowa.

Burnett was claimed off waivers from the Orioles on Monday and made only one relief appearance for the Cubs. He should get another shot later this season.
Thu, May 30, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Cubs claimed RHP Alex Burnett off waivers from the Orioles.

Burnett was designated for assignment by the Orioles last week to clear a roster spot for top pitching prospect Kevin Gausman. Burnett, 25, was sporting a 1.86 ERA and 8/1 K/BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings at Triple-A Norfolk and will pitch in middle relief now for Chicago.
Mon, May 27, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Orioles designated RHP Alex Burnett for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Kevin Gausman on the 40-man roster. Burnett made two appearances with the Orioles earlier this month and owns a 1.86 ERA and 8/1 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings in Triple-A. He could draw interest on waivers.
Thu, May 23, 2013 04:51:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk.

Burnett lasted just three days on the Orioles' roster. He'll return to a 1.50 ERA in the minors.
Sat, May 18, 2013 01:03:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk.

Burnett was just optioned to the minors over the weekend, but he's eligible to return following Wei-Yin Chen's oblique injury. The 25-year-old had a 3.52 ERA in relief 67 appearances with the Twins last season and will pitch in middle relief.
Tue, May 14, 2013 02:20:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk.

Burnett lasted just two days on the Orioles' roster. He'll continue to provide organizational relief depth in the minors.
Sat, May 11, 2013 03:54:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk.

Burnett has a promising 0.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 8/1 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings this season in the minors. He should do well in a middle relief role for the O's.
Thu, May 9, 2013 03:06:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk.

He was sent down to make room for Wednesday's starter, Josh Stinson, on the active roster. Burnett was just called up this week and didn't make an appearance during his brief stay with the club.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 10:55:00 AM

Orioles recalled RHP Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk.

Burnett registered a cool 3.52 ERA in 71 2/3 innings last season for the Twins. He will act as a middle reliever.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 03:26:00 PM

Orioles claimed RHP Alex Burnett off waivers from the Blue Jays, optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Burnett is now on his third team within the last couple weeks. He'll be an option to help out of the Orioles' bullpen later this season.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 02:21:00 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Alex Burnett for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for the newly-claimed Casper Wells on the 40-man roster. Burnett, 25, had a 3.52 ERA in 67 appearances with the Twins last season and figures to draw interest on waivers.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Blue Jays claimed RHP Alex Burnett off waivers from the Twins.

Burnett was pretty good for the Twins last season, but he failed to earn a roster spot after posting an ugly 7.56 ERA and 1/6 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings this spring. The Jays have optioned him to Triple-A, so he'll have to pass through waivers again.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 03:16:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Triple-A Rochester.

Burnett made 67 appearances for the Twins last season, but he's heading to the minors after posting an ugly 7.56 ERA and 1/6 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings this spring. Assuming he gets straightened out, he should return to the majors at some point.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 08:43:00 AM

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1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
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SS1Starlin Castro
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3B1Luis Valbuena
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LF1Chris Coghlan
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3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Eric Jokisch
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10Dan Straily
11Brian Schlitter
12Arodys Vizcaino
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