BY JAY JAFFE
February 12, 2014
A.J. Burnett will not retire after all. (USATSI)
Ubaldo Jimenez and Ervin Santana remain unsigned, but one big-name free agent pitcher has finally found a home. According to multiple reports, A. J. Burnett has agreed to a one-year, $16 million deal with the Phillies. It’s a curious landing spot for the 37-year-old righty, who is fresh off helping the Pirates to the postseason for the first time in 21 years. This could be Burnett’s final season, but he’s starting it with a team that has little realistic hope of returning to the playoffs.