Jared Burton RP MIN May 11 '13

Jared Burton earned his first save of the season Saturday in the Twins' 8-5 win over the Orioles.

Glen Perkins had the night off and Burton stepped in admirably, retiring all three batters he faced. Burton has a 1.69 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 18/5 K/BB ratio in 16 innings this season. He's a decent holds option in fantasy leagues and will vulture saves here and there.

Jared Burton RP MIN Dec 06 '12

Twins avoided arbitration with RHP Jared Burton by agreeing to a two-year, $5.5 million contract extension.

The Twins will also hold a $3.6 million option on him for 2015. The deal buys out Burton's first year of free agency and also gives Minnesota a chance to keep him around for an additional year. The 31-year-old was a nice surprise in 2012, posting a 2.18 ERA and 55/16 K/BB ratio over 64 appearances.

Jared Burton RP MIN Dec 06 '12

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that the Twins are close to a contract extension with right-hander Jared Burton.

The dollar amount isn't yet known, but the extension is expected to run through 2014 and include a club option for 2015. Burton, who is currently due to hit free agency next offseason, posted a 2.18 ERA and 55/16 K/BB ratio over 64 appearances in 2012.

Jared Burton RP MIN Nov 10 '12

The Twins are considering a multi-year extension for right-hander Jared Burton.

Burton is arbitration-eligible this winter and is likely to see a raise from his $750,000 salary. He posted a 2.18 ERA and 55/16 K/BB ratio in 64 appearances with the Twins and is under team control through the 2013 season.

Jared Burton RP MIN Jul 18 '12

Jared Burton notched his third save Tuesday with a scoreless inning against the Orioles.

Burton struck out a batter and walked another. It was his first save since June 25. Glen Perkins set him up with a three-punch-out eighth. Perkins and Burton will continue to share closing duties with Matt Capps on the disabled list into August. As such, the resurgent reliever with a 2.41 ERA is useable in most formats for now, especially if an owner is desperate for saves. Keep in mind that Minnesota wouldn't be averse to trading the reliever if they get an acceptable offer within the next two weeks.

Jared Burton RP MIN Jun 25 '12

Jared Burton notched his second straight save Monday with a scoreless inning against the White Sox.

He allowed a one-out walk to A.J. Pierzynski but then got a couple flyouts to end it. Glen Perkins pitched the eight inning before Twins manager Ron Gardenhire turned it over to Burton with the Sox having a couple right-handed batters due up. If Gardy sticks to the matchups, Burton should have a leg up over Perkins for save chance in Minny.

Jared Burton RP MIN Jun 24 '12

Jared Burton nailed down the save in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Reds.

Interesting. Lefty Glen Perkins was called on in Minnesota's first two save opportunities without Matt Capps, but with two righties scheduled to lead off the ninth for the Reds, manager Ron Gardenhire went with Burton today. Burton walked two and recorded zero strikeouts. With Capps' shoulder likely to send him to the disabled list, the Twins might go with some approximation of a committee, but Perkins is the fill-in to own, with Burton being worth a look if you're absolutely desperate for saves.

Jared Burton RP MIN Nov 11 '11

Twins signed RHP Jared Burton to a minor league contract.

A solid, no-risk move from Minnesota. Burton appeared in only six games for the Reds this season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder, but he holds a 3.41 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 164 games at the major league level. If he shows he's healthy, he has a good shot to earn a bullpen spot in spring training.

Jared Burton RP MIN Nov 01 '11

Jared Burton has elected free agency.

Burton was outrighted off the Reds' 40-man roster on Monday. The 30-year-old right-hander has made just 10 appearances in the majors over the past two seasons and will likely have to accept a minor league deal this winter.

Jared Burton RP MIN Oct 31 '11

Reds sent RHP Jared Burton outright to Triple-A Louisville.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Burton, 30, has made just 10 appearances in the majors over the past two seasons due to a multitude of injuries, including shoulder surgery this past April.