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Pirates Acquire Burnett from Yankees, pending approval

Pirates Acquire Burnett from Yankees, pending approval

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PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates and the New York Yankees have agreed upon a deal sending right-hander A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh, pending a physical and approval from the commissioner, Dejan Kovacevic reports. 

Under the terms of the deal, the Yankees will be paying $20 M of the $33M remaining on Burnett's contract over the next two years. The Pirates will pay $5 M of Burnett's salary for the 2012 season, $8 M for 2013.

In return, the Yankees received minor leaguers right-hander Diego Moreno and outfielder Exicardo Cayones.

Moreno, 25, posted a 3.63 ERA over 41 appearances of relief combined with High-A Bradenton and Double-A Altoona during the 2011 season. The right-hander throws hard but has struggled with injuries and has yet to pitch out of Double-A over fi...

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