A report surfaced Thursday morning that the Orioles had made a one-year offer to veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett. Welcome to the Hot Stove season.
Burnett being linked to the Orioles seems to be an annual occurrence. And the connections are there. He lives in Monkton and wants to pitch for a contender close to home.
But an Orioles official said Thursday that the team has not made Burnett an offer.
At this point, it just doesn’t make sense from the Orioles' perspective. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has said he wants to upgrade the team’s pitching, but the focus is on the bullpen and not the rotation.
The Orioles currently have enough...