Jared Burton RP MIN 2 Months

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 MIN 3 Months

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 MIN 3 Months

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 MIN 3 Months

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.

Jared Burton RP MIN 4 Months

Burton will act as the Twins' closer Saturday with Glen Perkins (neck) unavailable, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Burton threw 24 pitches in Friday's game, but it appears he will still be summoned from the bullpen if the Twins find themselves in a save situation Saturday night. Burton, who picked up a save earlier this season, has posted a 3.26 ERA and 15:8 K:BB ratio in 19.1 innings out of the Twins' bullpen since the All-Star break.

Jared Burton RP MIN 5 Months

Burton threw two scoreless innings in Wednesday's game against the Padres, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out one.

Burton's outing was even better than the raw numbers, as he came into a two-on, no-out jam in the seventh after Brian Duensing didn't retire a batter, and escaped without allowing a run. He got a hold for his efforts, his 12th of the season.

Jared Burton RP MIN Apr 13 '79

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that Jared Burton will be used in low-leverage situations for the time being.

Burton has an 11.00 ERA over his last 10 appearances, necessitating him being booted from a setup role. "You always try to say you'll get him in some nonpressure situations, but I don't know if there are those in the big leagues," Gardenhire said. "So we'll try to get him in some situations where it's not the eighth and a one-run lead." Casey Fien seems likely to be used as Glen Perkins' primary setup man for now.

Jared Burton RP MIN Mar 25 '79

Jared Burton allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over an inning of work in his return to action Thursday.

Burton had been unavailable the last several days due to a groin injury. Even though he coughed up a late lead in a loss to the Phillies, it appears that he's fine physically.

Jared Burton RP MIN Mar 22 '79

Jared Burton (groin) is unavailable Tuesday.

Burton hasn't appeared in a game since Saturday due to lingering tightness in his groin. He is day-to-day.

Jared Burton RP MIN Mar 20 '79

Jared Burton felt some tightness in his groin during his appearance on Saturday.

Burton isn't concerned and said he should be available to pitch Sunday. The setup man is having a fine year, posting a 3.18 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 29 strikeouts over 28 1/3 frames.