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The Latest A.J. Burnett Non-Update

The Latest A.J. Burnett Non-Update

We're still getting the same news on A.J. Burnett that we got last March. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Last year during Spring Training, Rob Biertempfel came out with the news that A.J. Burnett was mulling retirement, but he would consider an offer from only one team if he returned: the Pirates.

There have been a ton of updates on Burnett this off-season, and each one of them has basically been the same thing we heard last March. Almost ten months after the original report, we're still left with the news that Burnett is considering retirement, and that he would consider returning to the Pirates if he didn't retire.

The latest report is from Jerry Crasnick, who says that the Pirates have "turned the page" on Burnett, but that they would welcome him back if he decides to return. Basically they expect him to retire, but would bring him back if he doesn't retire.

That's kind of where everyone's thought process is right now. During the World Series, Burnett said he would take a w...

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