Jared Burton RP NYY 2 weeks ago

Burton (back) is still in Tampa at extended spring training, NJ.com reports.

Burton has been dealing with a strained lat throughout the spring, but appears to be progressing well. There's no clear timetable on his return as of yet, but he figures to begin the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when he's back to full health.

Jared Burton RP NYY 4 weeks ago

Burton (back) has re-signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Sunday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Burton had been unconditionally released Thursday but the club has apparently decided to bring him back. The 33-year-old, who will likely begin the year with Triple-A Sranton/Wilkes-Barre, is still recovering from a strained lat and will resume playing catch later Sunday.

Jared Burton RP NYY 1 month ago

Burto (back) was unconditionally released by the Yankees on Thursday, Joel Sherman of MLB Network reports.

The veteran, who was battling a strained lat, did not show enough during spring training to earn a spot on the roster, let alone in the organization. The 33-year-old will look to catch on with another team after making 68 appearances for the Twins in 2014.

Jared Burton RP NYY 1 month ago

Burton (back) will play catch within the next few days, the Kansas City Star reports.

Burton has been shut down since last Thursday with a strained lat, but appears to be on track to return to spring league action at some point next week. The 33-year-old signed a minor league deal with the club in February, and will likely need to be healthy and have strong showings toward the end of the spring in order to crack the big league roster by Opening Day.

Jared Burton RP NYY 1 month ago

Burton is dealing with a strained lat and will undergo an MRI on Thursday.

Burton agreed to a minor league deal in February with an invite to spring training, and has been competing for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen. The 33-year-old reported that he's dealt with a similar injury previously and that he didn't believe this was as serious, but the results of the MRI should give a clearer indication of how long he'll be sidelined for.

Jared Burton RP NYY 2 months ago

Burton agreed to a minor league deal, which includes a spring training invite, with the Yankees on Monday.Burton spent the previous three seasons in Minnesota, where he made 68 bullpen appearances in 2014, posting a 4.36 ERA and 3-5 record. He'll look to make an impact in spring training with hopes of cracking the Opening Day roster, though he isn't likely to be much of a fantasy commodity in 2015.

Jared Burton RP NYY 6 months ago

The Twins have declined Burton's option for the 2015 season, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.

With this development, Burton will become a free agent. He finished the season with a career worst 4.36 ERA in 68 appearances.

Jared Burton RP NYY 7 months ago

Burton will remain in the closer's role during the series against the Diamondbacks, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

This what was expected when Glen Perkins was shut down for the season with a left forearm strain. Manager Ron Gardenhire said he will find other spots to use Michael Tonkin and Lester Oliveros. However, there was no definitive mention of whether Burton would hold the closer's role in the final series of the season, although that may have been implied.

Jared Burton RP NYY 7 months ago

Burton picked up a win, retiring the only two hitters he faced in the 10th innings before the Twins pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the frame.

With closer Glen Perkins possibly out for the rest of the year, Burton is expected to get the ball in save situations over the last 10 days of the season. If you are desperately seeking saves, he might be a worthwhile addition.

Jared Burton RP NYY 7 months ago

Burton will get the first shot at closing games while Glen Perkins is sidelined with an arm injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Twins haven't ruled out Perkings from pitching again, but his return would seem unlikley at this point. It's also possible the Twins could give save chances to Michael Tonkin and Lester Oliveros.