Blue Jays' starting pitcher A.J. Burnett is expected to decide whether to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract by Monday, when the Major League Baseball general managers' meetings begin. "For us to participate in the general managers' meetings on behalf of A.J. Burnett, we would have to make a determination [on the opt-out clause] to allow me to do my job," agent Darek Braunecker said. "That would give us time to gather information from clubs that we believe are truly interested in A.J. and that he would have an interest in playing for." Burnett has until fifteen days after the World Series to make a decision. The pitcher signed a five-year, $55 million contract with Toronto in 2005, and has two years and $24 million left on the deal.
Burnett To Decide On Opt-Out by Monday