Yankees sign Jared Burton

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Right-hander Jared Burton has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Yankees that includes an invitation to spring training.

Minnesota declined its $3.6 million option on Burton in December, making him a free agent.

Burton was strong setup man for the Twins in 2012 and part of 2013, but his velocity and performance slipped in late 2013 and that continued in 2014. Overall last season he posted a 4.36 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio in 64 innings.

At age 34 he’s certainly still capable of being a solid middle reliever.