The quest to trade A.J Burnett is reportedly over.
According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of the MLB Network, the New York Yankees have agreed to a trade that will send the starting pitcher to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The deal is still subject to MLB approval because of the money involved.
Rosenthal reports that the Pirates will assume $13 million of the $33 million owed to Burnett over the next two seasons in addition to sending two low-level prospects to the Yankees. The two teams had previously been stuck at an impasse, with the Pirates unwilling to assume more than $10 million worth of Burnett's deal.
Burnett was 11-11 with a 5.15 ERA in New York during 2011, striking out 173 batters in 190.1 innings.