A.J. Burnett is planning to pitch in 2014, a source close to the free-agent pitcher confirmed to ESPN.com Tuesday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have "turned the page" on the likelihood of pitcher A.J. Burnett returning to their starting rotation, club president Frank Coonelly told ESPN.com.
Here are some assorted snippets, vignettes and other observations from the 2013 first-year player draft.
Dontrelle Willis has agreed to drop his grievance against the Baltimore Orioles after the team granted his request to pitch as a starter in the minor leagues, his agent said.
Dontrelle Willis is filing a grievance against the Orioles, alleging that the club placed him on the restricted list and is preventing him from signing with another organization even though he left the O's Triple-A affiliate with the consent.
What kind of package can a star pitcher bring in return? As history reminds us, not all blockbusters are created equal.
Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein spoke with A.J. Burnett's agent by phone Tuesday to express the team's interest in the free-agent right-hander, a baseball source said.
Jerry Crasnick runs down the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each of the 30 teams heading into the 2006 season.