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Pirates and Yankees in Agreement on Burnett

Pirates and Yankees in Agreement on Burnett

I feel like I've typed this before, but we may be at the end of the A.J. Burnett saga. Buster Olney reports on Twitter that the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates hope to take a deal to the commissioner today for approval. Whenever a deal involves more than $1 M in money changing hands the commissioner has to sign off on it. The recent reports have the Yankees sending about $20 M to the Pirates, which is well over the limit. The process is usually a formality.

What this means is that the two teams are close to a deal. If they're submitting the deal to the commissioner, that means they've agreed on players and money. I'll keep this post updated throughout the day with more news.

UPDATE 12:34 PM: Joel Sherman has some updates (all links on Twitter). He says that the deal is ne...

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