Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:40:59 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Jared Burton is owed $1.05 million on his current deal, plus a $200,000 buyout on a $3.6 million club option for 2015. He had been the primary setup man for the past two years, but he lost that job to RP Casey Fien. Burton could be a candidate to be moved before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:00:06 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Jared Burton has struggled recently, so manager Ron Gardenhire plans to use him in low-pressure situations until he works through his issues. "You always try to say you'll get him in some non-pressure 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. I talked to him, and he says his arm feels good, but he's just not putting away hitters right now. So we talked about a few other routes he can go with the way he attacks hitters."
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:16:18 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Jared Burton (groin) left his appearance Saturday, June 8, due to a groin injury, but he was expected to be available Wednesday, June 12, against the Philadelphia Phillies after missing the past three games.
Fri, 10 May 2013 16:41:05 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (side) is dealing with tightness in his left side, and he's unlikely to be available to pitch Friday, May 10.
Fantasy Tip: Jared Burton is likely next in line for save opportunities tonight or if Perkins were to miss more time with this injury. If you're desperate for saves in a cavernous league and you have the roster flexibility, jump on Burton now.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:12:40 -0700
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he doubts RP Jared Burton will be available in Game 2 of a doubleheader Tuesday, April 23, but RP Glen Perkins will likely pitch in another save situation.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:26:11 -0800
Minnesota Twins RP Jared Burton (shoulder) said he won't have any limitations placed on him during spring training like he did last year when he was coming off shoulder surgery.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:11:23 -0800
The Minnesota Twins extended RP Jared Burton for two more years worth $5.5 million Thursday, Dec. 6. The deal also includes a team option for the 2015 season. He will make $2.05 million next year and $3.25 million in 2014 and the option is worth $3.6 million with a $200,000 buyout. Burton is expected to be the top setup man behind RP Glen Perkins.
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 08:55:57 -0800
The Minnesota Twins have begun contract extension talks with RP Jared Burton. Burton's current contract is scheduled to expire after the 2013 season.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:08:46 -0700
The Texas Rangers are pursuing Minnesota Twins RP Jared Burton.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:27:31 -0700
Minnesota Twins CL Matt Capps will be eased back into the closer role. RPs Glen Perkins and Jared Burton will continue to receive save opportunities for now.