Mon, 23 Feb 2004 07:34:08 -0800
ESPNews reports former MLB SP John Burkett has retired after 15 seasons. Burkett finishes his career with a 166-136 record, pitching with the San Francisco Giants, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox.
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 00:07:59 -0800
Rafael Hermoso of The New York Times reports the New York Yankees are interested in free-agent P John Burkett as insurance in case a starting pitcher is injured during spring training.
Mon, 19 Jan 2004 09:14:05 -0800
The Boston Globe's Gordon Edes reports the New York Yankees contacted free-agent SP John Burkett (Red Sox). Burkett, 39, wants to return in 2004 but believes his career may be over. Burkett last pitched in Game 6 of the ALCS versus the Yankees. "If that was my last game, it's pretty cool that they gave me the ball in an elimination game," said Burkett. "But now I can't get a job? How do you explain that?"
Sun, 07 Dec 2003 23:27:44 -0800
The Associated Press is reporting the Boston Red Sox did not offer salary arbitration to P John Burkett.
Sat, 06 Dec 2003 22:18:45 -0800
The Boston Herald's Jeff Horrigan is reporting the Boston Red Sox will not offer arbitration to P John Burkett.
Tue, 14 Oct 2003 22:55:29 -0700
Guy Curtright of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Boston Red Sox P John Burkett will start Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.
Sun, 12 Oct 2003 22:18:50 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Boston Red Sox P Tim Wakefield will now start Game 4 of the American League Championship Series Monday night, replacing P John Burkett.
Tue, 02 Sep 2003 23:12:27 -0700
The Associated Press reports Boston Red Sox OF John Burkett won his 10th game after four unsuccessful tries, beating the Chicago White Sox 2-1. Burkett has been trying to get his 10th win since Aug. 12, going 0-2 in his last four starts.
Sat, 02 Aug 2003 22:49:56 -0700
Sean McAdam of The Providence Journal reports Boston Red Sox P John Burkett is having second thoughts about retiring at the end of the season. "This year, I wanted to make good on the ($5.5 million) contract the Red Sox gave me," Burkett said, "because it's the best contract I've ever had as a player. I was focused on playing it out. We'll see how I feel.
Sun, 06 Jul 2003 22:39:26 -0700
The AP reports Boston Red Sox pitcher John Burkett has allowed 15 runs in his first inning over his last seven appearances. On Sunday, Burkett allowed four runs and 10 hits in 5 1-3 innings, just the third loss for a Boston starter in 18 decisions since June 4.