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.


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16 Comments on "Rangers, Twins Discussing Jared Burton"


2 years 11 months ago

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

2 years 11 months ago

They want to put Ogando in the rotation, so yes they do need a reliever

2 years 11 months ago

SP should come first, they should leave Ogando where he is and go after a SP, i think..

Nick Mancuso
2 years 11 months 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
2 years 11 months 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.

M.Kit
2 years 11 months ago

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

2 years 11 months ago

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

mgsports
2 years 11 months 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.

2 years 11 months ago

Come on JD pull the trigger on something…

oz10
2 years 11 months ago

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

2 years 11 months ago

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

M.Kit
2 years 11 months ago

I’m glad you aren’t any team’s GM

oz10
2 years 11 months ago

i actually wish he was the Angels GM

2 years 11 months ago

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..

Sky14
2 years 11 months ago

What SP did the Yankees get?

2 years 11 months ago

Good job JD, glad you where listening…