Rangers, Twins Discussing Jared Burton

The Rangers and Twins are discussing a possible trade involving right-handed reliever Jared Burton, Yahoo's Tim Brown reports (on Twitter). The Rangers are known to be considering additions to their bullpen. 

Burton, 31, has a 2.40 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 41 1/3 innings for the Twins this year. He's earning a salary of $750K and will go to arbitration this coming offseason before hitting free agency after 2013.

16 Responses to Rangers, Twins Discussing Jared Burton Leave a Reply

  1. We don’t need a reliver JD, find a SP pls..

  2. Nick Mancuso 3 years ago

    Ridiculous. Unless it’s for one of Texas’s current starters or top 5 prospects, this should not happen. Twins have very few blue chips and the cheap ones they do have like Burton here need to stay in house.

    • $1529282 3 years ago

      Blue chips? Burton’s a 31-year-old with a massive platoon split that’s coming off major surgery. You don’t build around a guy like that, and the Rangers definitely aren’t taking someone from their rotation and trading them for him.

      If they can even get a “B” prospect for him, Terry Ryan makes that deal.

  3. M.Kit 3 years ago

    Makes sense, add to the BP, insert Ogando into the rotation

  4. Not exactly what i had in mind from Mr. Daniels…..

  5. mgsports 3 years ago

    Get it done we need some more Trades to talk about MLB Network meaning ones that haven’t been bought up, and it’s time for Span to go to.

  6. Come on JD pull the trigger on something…

    • oz10 3 years ago

      you dont make a move just to make a move. That is when you start failing as a franchise.

  7. I don’t understand waiting to the last min, trade away a few prospects for some good SP pitching for god sake…

  8. How can every other team like the Yankee’s & Angels get top notch SP and we can’t… JD needs to step up his GM game..

  9. Good job JD, glad you where listening…

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