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Pirates awaiting Burnett's decision

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Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, 8:39 p.m.
 

Free-agent pitcher A.J. Burnett had not yet informed the Pirates of a decision to pitch in 2014 or retire. The Pirates declined to make Burnett a one-year qualifying offer of $14.1 million last week but have indicated they would like him back on a one-year deal at a lesser dollar amount.

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington hoped to speak with Burnett on Tuesday night. The Pirates have reached out to other free-agent pitchers, and if Burnett does not return, the Pirates plan to add another veteran starter.

“I want A.J. to be happy, I want A.J. to do what makes him happy,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “Neal has let him know, I have let him know that we would be happy with him returning and pitching for us.”

— Travis Sawchik

 

 
 


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