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Burnett sees a hungry Phillies team

A.J. Burnett made his Phillies spring debut on Sunday. After facing his old team, Burnett was asked about his initial impressions of his new team.

Burnett sees a hungry Phillies team

Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

A.J. Burnett's spring training debut was pretty uneventful.

Pitching against his former Pirates team, Burnett allowed one run on one hit in two innings. He struck out one and hit two batters.

Two weeks after officially joining the Phillies on a one-year, $16 million deal, Burnett was asked for his initial impressions of his new team. What he's seen is a veteran team sick of losing.

"What I see it intensity out there, good time in the locker room, good preparation," Burnett said. "Guys seem like they do a good job of preparing. In the dugout guys are pulling for each other. They expect to win. It’s kind of - I think guys are real tired from not winning over here. From what I can hear and what I see. So you have a lot of guys ready to show up, ready to stay healthy the best they can and put a good team on the field everyday."

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