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Twinsights: Twins decline contract option on Jared Burton

Twinsights: Twins decline contract option on Jared Burton

As expected the Twins have declined their 2015 option on veteran reliever Jared Burton, making him a free agent. Instead of paying Burton $3.6 million next season, they paid a $200,000 buyout on a contract option that was part of the two-year, $5.45 million extension he signed in 2012. Burton, 33, made 203 combined appearances for the Twins over the past three seasons, pitching to a 3.47 earned run average. He converted 10 saves, compiled 192 innings and went 8-16 with 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings. After serving as the Twins' primary setup man for the latter part of 2012 […] The post...

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Baltimore Sun Oct 5, 2014

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