Yankees release reliever Jared Burton


Jared Burton, who signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees after the Twins declined his $3.6 million option, has been released.

Burton pitched decently in camp, but showed major signs of slowing down for Minnesota last season and at age 34 looks like a middle reliever rather than the setup-caliber arm he was in 2012-2013.

Burton had a 4.36 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio in 64 innings for the Twins last season.