1:59 AM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014

Twins' Burton remains confident despite control problems

Despite his early-season difficulties with walks and home runs, Jared Burton remains confident coming out of the Twins bullpen.

Twinsights: Struggling reliever Jared Burton says he’s ‘healthy, just human’

What's up with Jared Burton? The usually reliable Minnesota Twins setup man hadn't worked in six days when he took the mound for mop-up duty in Tuesday's ninth inning. He got the first two batters on easy grounders to first, but then he walked the next three and gave up a 390-foot grand slam to Toronto third baseman Brett Lawrie in a 9-3 Twins loss. "Burtie had a tough game out there," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He’s a good pitcher. I don’t know what’s going on with him right now. He’s not pitching with a lot of confidence." In fiv... Read more..

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