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A.J. Burnett Traded To Pittsburgh Pirates From New York Yankees, According To Report

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.


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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.

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