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A.J. Burnett plans to pitch in 2014

Updated: January 29, 2014, 11:45 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

A.J. Burnett is planning to pitch in 2014, a source close to the free-agent pitcher confirmed to ESPN.com Tuesday.

Burnett, 37, went 10-11 with a 3.30 ERA last season and led the Pittsburgh Pirates staff with 191 innings pitched and 209 strikeouts. In October, he told a Pittsburgh radio station that he would either return to the Pirates as a free agent this year or retire.

Burnett's decision to continue pitching adds another established arm to a crowded free-agent field that also ...

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