A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option Friday, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option. The 37-year-old Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts during his first season with the Phillies and has said he isn’t sure whether he wants to pitch next season. He has until Monday to decide on the player option. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo’s $13 million option was exercised by the Milwaukee Brewers, who also exercised their half of third baseman Aramis Ramirez’s $14 million option.
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