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A.J. Burnett Rumors Thursday: Yankees, Pirates Closing In On A Deal?

A.J. Burnett is still a member of the New York Yankees. Reports are indicating, though, that the unpredictable right-hander could be an ex-Yankee before the weekend. Let’s look around the Inter-Google for the latest in the ongoing Burnett saga.

- Buster Olney tweets that the Yankees are “honing in on Burnett decision,” and have one other offer to weigh.

- Former GM and current ESPN analyst Jim Bowden tweets that a “should get done in next 24 hours.” Bowden also adds “Pirates still working through the details at their end this hour NYY weighing one last proposal at their end this hour.”

- There are also various reports that Burnett could have saved the Yankees all this aggravation if he had just accepted a trade to the Angels three weeks ago. That deal would reportedly have brought Bobby Abreu back to New York. Burnett apparently used his no-trade clause to squash it.