Burnett Passes Physical, MLB Approves Deal

According to Buster Olney, A.J. Burnett has passed his physical, and Major League Baseball has approved the deal. That makes the trade official. The Pirates will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to make room for Burnett. They are expected to make that move tomorrow.

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  • James S

    Let’s hope this is ‘Goodbye Gus Nunez’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=72405411 Ian Rothermund

    Alright, Football’s over, the NBA is boring as hell, god knows I’m not watching Soccer or Golf, thank you, thank you, thank you, it’s time for Spring Training.

    I can finally stop filling the void with sports and activities that I only take part in to try to make the time between November and March go that much faster.