SP - Baltimore Orioles
Corbin Burnes will make his Orioles debut in the team's Spring Training game on Saturday against the Red Sox.
“Just because it’s lining up to the beginning of the year and we’re just kind of putting guys in places,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “He’s on turn, bottom line.” Burns is expected to pitch two-to-three innings on Saturday.
The Milwaukee Brewers have traded ace Corbin Burnes to the Baltimore Orioles.
In exchange, the Orioles will send infield prospect Joey Ortiz, left-hander DL Hall, and the 34th overall pick to the Brewers in the deal. The 29-year-old Burnes is a free agent at season's end and regressed, by his standards, to a 3.39 ERA in 2023 after posting an ERA of 2.94 or better in each of his previous three seasons. Needless to say, his addition could put a powerhouse Orioles team over the top the in 2024.
Corbin Burnes signed a one-year deal worth $15 million with the Brewers to avoid arbitration.
Burnes has had his name in trade talks all offseason. That remains something to monitor, but for now he'll continue to be the ace for Milwaukee and one of the top starting pitchers in fantasy drafts.
Corbin Burnes has reportedly had his name discussed in trades.
This has been a rumor for the past month as the Brewers could be willing to trade anyone. After losing manager Craig Counsell to the Cubs, it is possible this Brewers team enters a rebuild. If they do, that would start with them moving Burnes.
Corbin Burnes delivered a solid performance on Thursday, allowing no earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four over four innings of work.
Despite not factoring into the decision, the right-hander continued his strong season, maintaining a 3.39 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP across 32 starts. With a solid strikeout rate of 9.3 K/9 and a respectable strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.03, Burnes has been a reliable fantasy option throughout the year. Although his win-loss record stands at 10-8, his consistent numbers make him a valuable asset moving forward.