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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:28:08 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, April 17, to earn the win. He struck out eight in the outing to raise his season total to 35 in 24 innings. Burnett also recorded his 2,000th career strikeout in the game.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:31:24 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett said he may retire after the 2013 season.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:00:08 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett said he's thinking of retiring after this season, but he might consider returning if he gets an offer from the Pirates. He's not talking with the team about a new contract, though.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:03:38 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has named SP A.J. Burnett as the opening day starter. Hurdle said SP Wandy Rodriguez will start the second game of the season.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:34:03 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett is expected to be the team's opening day starter even though manager Clint Hurdle had not announced his decision at this point.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:44:36 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates will re-sign SP Jeff Karstens to a one-year deal to stabilize their rotation. The deal is worth roughly $2.5 million. SPs A.J. Burnett, Wandy Rodriguez and James McDonald will join Karstens in the rotation. SPs Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson will compete for the No. 5 spot in the rotation.
Sun, 04 Nov 2012 01:23:38 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates figure to add to their $61.375 million payroll next season, but the combined salaries of 3B Pedro Alvarez and six players already under contract for 2013 — SP A.J. Burnett, SP Wandy Rodriguez, OF Andrew McCutchen, SS Clint Barmes and OF Jose Tabata — will account for $27.7 million. Re-signing a handful of the team's eight arbitration-eligible players will require about $20 million. What is left will likely go toward two areas of particular interest for the Pirates, starting pitcher and catcher.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 05:27:36 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett allowed a run on four hits over eight innings while fanning a season-high 11 in his win over the Houston Astros.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:08:54 -0700
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes struck out four batters in an inning Thursday, Sept. 20, becoming the first Yankee since A.J. Burnett in June 2011 to accomplish the feat.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 11:03:43 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Wandy Rodriguez, Kevin Correia and A.J. Burnett will start against the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game series beginning Monday, Sept. 10.