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Pirates: Decision up to A.J. Burnett

Updated: January 23, 2014, 2:43 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Pittsburgh Pirates have "turned the page'' on the likelihood of pitcher A.J. Burnett returning to their starting rotation, but they're leaving the door open a sliver and have the financial leeway to try to accommodate him if he decides he wants to pitch in 2014, club president Frank Coonelly told ESPN.com.

"We'd love to have A.J. back, but right now we've turned the page and we're heading to Bradenton (Fla.) thinking he's not going to be with us,'' Coonelly said. "But if he ...

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