A.J. Burnett Close To Being Traded To Pirates
It looks like A.J. Burnett is on his way to the Pirates. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Pirates and Yankees have a framework for a possible A.J. Burnett deal in place.
The deal is not done but the two teams have a lot of common ground and Pittsburgh is still the frontrunner.
Yesterday, ESPN’s Wallace Matthews reported that their were negotiations between the Yankees and the Pirates to move A.J. Burnett and his hefty contract between now and the start of the season.
According to a source, the hangup is “money and players,” namely, how much of the $33 million remaining on Burnett’s contract the Yankees are willing to eat and which player(s) the Pirates are willing to part with.
Rightfielder Garrett Jones, a left-handed bat whom the Yankees coveted, is definitely off the table. Still, the source said “This thing has legs and it is real. There’s a chance something will happen there, although not today.”
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