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Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett says he will probably retire after this season

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett said he will probably retire after this season, CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports.

Burnett, 37, has a $10 million player option for next season, which will increase to $12.75 million if he starts at least 32 games this season.

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He is 6-14 with a 4.42 ERA this season for the Phillies, and his 76 walks are the most in the majors. Burnett said he has not made a decision about playing next season.

“I have no idea,” the pitcher said after taking the loss Tuesday night. “Probably not. But we’ll see.”

He has earned more than $135 million during his playing career.

The Phillies are 55-71 and in last place in the N.L. East.

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- Paul Palladino

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