Confidence remains high that the New York Yankees will complete a trade to send A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the Yankees are reportedly engaged in conversations with at least two other clubs regarding the right-hander.
The Pirates have offered to take on $10 million of the $33 million owed to Burnett for the next two seasons and send two prospects to the Yankees, according to a New York Post report. But the Yankees are reportedly unenthusiastic about the current offer and looking for the Pirates to take on more of Burnett's contract.
The Cleveland Indians are expected to be one of the other teams involved in Burnett conversations. The proposed swap would involve Burnett and Travis Hafner, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
There is reportedly internal conversation in New York about whether to trade Burnett now or wait until the trade deadline and possibly fetch a better return.
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