Report: Phillies Still in Running for AJ Burnett

As previously expected, it seems the Phillies are seriously pursuing veteran starter AJ Burnett.

Per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki:

Sources said tonight the Phillies are very much still in the running for free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett.

It is unclear if the parties are close to a deal, but the chances have improved since Friday when Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said, “It’s more likely we’ll go (into Spring Training) with what we’ve got.”

The Phils’ rotation is weak, and the addition of Burnett would be a solid one. He would provide a legitimate 3rd starter behind Hamels and Lee.

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