Twins’ Jared Burton gets 2-year deal

December 7, 2012

Jared Burton during the eighth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on September 30, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Jared Burton on a two-year, $5.5 million contract that includes a club option for the 2015 season. ┬áThe deal was worked out Thursday at baseball’s winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn. The 31-year-old Burton had five saves and a 2.18 ERA in 62 innings with 16 walks and 55 strikeouts in 2012, his first season with the Twins. Burton became the primary eighth-inning setup man for closer Glen Perkins. Burton previously pitched for the Cincinnati Reds. ┬áBurton is a native of Westminster and prepped at West-Oak High School.

 

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