Friday, February 17, 2012

Yankees and Pirates Finalize Trade on Burnett

Via Hardball Talk/NBC Sports
The Yankees set a firm deadline to all interested teams that a trade for AJ Burnett had to be finalized by noon tomorrow. The Pirates, who were the frontrunners throughout this saga, responded. According to this tweet from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Pittsburgh will eat $13 million of AJ's remaining contract. The trade will become official once MLB approves it, and Burnett passes a physical. Rosenthal mentions that the two sides were working out one final detail. No word yet on what that detail is.

I doubt that MLB will have a problem with this trade and AJ Burnett will more than likely pass his physical. So, we can pretty much call this a done deal. While Yankee pitchers will be headed to Tampa on Sunday, AJ will be having his body examined, and preparing to fly across town to Bradenton. We here at Bomber Boulevard wish him the best, and hope we never have to face him on the wrong side of his curveball.

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