PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says A.J. Burnett has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Phillies haven't made an official announcement. The move comes on the day ace Cole Hamels says he won't be ready opening day because of left biceps tendinitis.
Burnett's deal reportedly is worth $16 million. If Hamels is healthy, he gives the Phillies a formidable top three along with Cliff Lee.