How awesome is Jared Burton?
Minnesota Twins reliever Jared Burton has been very reliable out of the bullpen for manager Ron Gardenhire. In his last ten appearances, each lasting at least an inning, Burton has not allowed a hit and has only walked two batters. In his first three appearances, Burton gave up 3 hits and 3 runs in 1.2 innings. His ERA was 16.20. Since then, he has been lights-out, his ERA dropping to 2.25.
An eighth-round selection for the Oakland A’s in 2002, Burton pitched for the Cincinnati Reds from 2007-2011. He was granted free agency following the season and signed with the Twins for $750,000. If he keeps pitching like this, the Twins got a steal.