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Sliding Into Home:
From Zack Meisel:The Yankees are near an agreement with reliever Clay Rapada on a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training, a source told MLB.com.
Rapada will likely fill the void created when left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima failed his physical this week. Okajima, 36, had signed a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invitation in late December.
In five Major League seasons with four teams, Rapada has compiled a 5-0 record and 5.13 ERA in 78 appearances.
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The Pirates have acquired starting pitcher A.J. Burnett from the New York Yankees, pending a physical and approval from Major League Baseball, the Tribune-Review has learned.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A.J. Burnett's rocky tenure in pinstripes is over.
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