The Philadelphia Phillies have signed pitcher A. J. Burnett, a free agent, to a one year $16 million contract. Burnett pitched the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had a 10-11 record and 3.90 earned run average last season. Burnett has pitched 15 seasons in the major leagues and the Phillies will be his fifth major league team. Burnett contemplated retirement after last season.