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The Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees are very close to have agreed to send right-hander A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh and are expecting to take the proposal to the waiting on the commissioner’s office Friday for approval, sources said.
The Pirates are expected to send a pair of prospects to the Yankees and take on $13 million of Burnett’s salary, sources said.
The commissioner’s office will need to approve the deal because of the money involved, as the Yankees will eat about $20 million of the $33 million still owed Burnett for the last two seasons of his contract, sources said.
As a Yankee the past three seasons, Burnett is 34-35 with a 4.79 ERA. He is 121-111 with a 4.10 ERA in 13 seasons with the Yankees, Blue Jays and Marlins.
Once the Burnett deal is complete, the Yankees will begin their attention to a veteran designated hitter, sources said.
According to sources, Yankees’ brass have their eyes set on Raul Ibanez — who wants to play for the team — to be their designated hitter against right-handers, partly because they believe he can give them some days of outfield play.
Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui are also options.
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A couple of major hurdles have been cleared in a potential A.J. Burnett deal with the Pirates since this morning.
The Yankees and Pirates have apparently settled on a deal where the Pirates will pay between $13 and $15 million of the $33 million Burnett is owed over the next two seasons, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com.
The final number will depend on which prospects...
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are close to agreement on a trade that would send pitcher A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a pair of minor leaguers.
After several days of reports and speculation of a deal, the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees finally agreed on a trade that will send starting pitcher A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh in exchange for relief pitcher Diego Moreno and outfielder Exicardo Cayones. The Yankees also agreed to pay all but $13 million dollars of Burnett's $31.1 million dollar salary remaining...
The February 17th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of ...
Yankees gain salary relief, prospects in shedding right-handed starter
Teams determining which two minor leaguers will be included
Seems there are two prominent schools of thought around here regarding the Pirates' pursuit of A.J. Burnett from the New York Yankees.
Well, after days of breathless anticipation, countless efforts by the Yankees’ media shills to invent a “mystery team” to ratchet up the pressure on the Pirates, and about a billion updates all saying more or less the same thing, the deal for A.J. Burnett appears to be about done. The latest reports have it down to the last details and expected to go today to the Commissioner’s...
Rod Barajas is a naturally cheery fellow. Nevertheless, the new Pirates catcher's smile was especially wide Saturday, as he contemplated an imminent reunion with the newest Pirate -- right-hander A.J. Burnett.