Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun talked to Orioles president Andy MacPhail, who said he’s had one conversation with A.J. Burnett‘s agent (Darek Braunecker) since the free agent period opened. It’s not known whether the Orioles made an offer.
Burnett may not have anything on the table yet – Ken Rosenthal shot down the report of Toronto making a four-year, $54MM proposal. Burnett will apparently be pursued by all AL East teams aside from the Rays. ESPN’s Buster Olney believes a guaranteed fifth year may land Burnett.