Don’t expect A.J. Burnett to sign with the Phillies

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Philadelphia has been mentioned as a potential landing spot for A.J. Burnett, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. indicated pretty strongly that the Phillies won’t be signing the free agent right-hander.

Amaro naturally declined to comment specifically on Burnett, but told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com:

I don’t suspect we’ll be doing anything. I think we’ve got what we’ve got. I suspect we’ll go into the season with what we’ve got–or at least spring training with what we’ve got. We’re always looking, always trolling. I know there are guys out there, but I don’t suspect us having anything major coming through.

Baltimore is looking more and more likely as Burnett’s destination.