Burnett is 25 and pitched in 67 games for the Twins, last year. He throws a low 90's fastball, slider, curve and change. Here is his career numbers. His strikeout rate keeps dropping. I'm not sure how he managed a 3.52 ERA with just 4.5 k/9, but that's the fun of baseball. Looks to be depth and someone that could do a good job in Buffalo.
He got hit pretty hard this spring, 15 hits, 6 walk, 1 k, in 8.1 innings
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Clint Robinson is a big first baseman, 6'5", 230. He had 4 at bats for the Royals last year. He has pretty good minor league numbers. He hit .292/.393/.452, with 13 home runs in a 131 games for Omaha last year. In 2010 he hit 29 home runs in Double-A. He's a left-handed batter, 28 years old. More depth, in case of an injury or a melt down from Adam Lind.
He had 4 hits, 1 double, in 20 spring at bats.
To make room on the roster the Jays DFA Lars Anderson. I guess they figure Robinson is better than Anderson. Maybe Lars will get through waivers and both will play for Buffalo.