It’s Official, Yanks Get Burnett

An article by posted on December 12, 2008

ESPN is reporting that free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett has reached preliminary agreement on a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Yankees.

Burnett’s agreement was confirmed by the office of his agent, Darek Braunecker, The Associated Press reported.

While Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and Braunecker are still negotiating final contract terms, the deal is expected to be complete once Burnett passes a physical.

Burnett, who turns 32 in January, will join C.C. Sabathia at the top of a revamped starting rotation in New York. The Yankees agreed to terms on a seven-year, $161 million contract with Sabathia earlier this week.

The Mets in the meantime are still mulling over Jon Garland (4.90 ERA) and Randy Wolf (4.30 ERA).

That’s just great…

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