Pirates’ AJ Burnett Might Pitch in 2014

The rumor mill continues to spin as questions remain unanswered and a couple arbitration updates and minor signings surround the headlines.

AJ Burnett

For months, it appeared free-agent right-hander A.J. Burnett would either pitch for Pittsburgh or not pitch at all in 2014. But, several reports indicated Burnett may have hit the open market.

“I can’t say he has not. I’m not aware of every discussion there might have been,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. “All I can say is he has been very public with his intent to pitch in Pittsburgh or not pitch at all. Do I blindly put faith in that? No. But he’s been very open with us, and continues to be very open.”

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