Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett softens stance on retirement
Burnett pitched seven innings, allowed one run on three hits and struck out 12 to help Philadelphia defeat the National League East-leading Washington Nationals on Monday.
“I guess you could say I’ve still got it when I do have it,” Burnett said to CSN Philly. “My decision will come down to how I feel and what my family and I decide. It’s just one start, but to be able to go out and do that tonight makes you wonder.”
The 37-year-old Burnett is 7-14 with a 4.30 ERA and 157 strikeouts in 28 starts this season for the last-place Phillies. He has a $10 million option for the 2015 season, which increases to $12.75 million if he starts at least 32 games this season.
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