Jim Bowden has the latest update on the A.J. Burnett rumors between the Pirates and Phillies.
Pirates-Phillies continue to work on A.J. Burnett deal…on player return as well as how much Phillies have to pay of Burnett’s salary#Alive
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 26, 2014
There’s not really much new information here, as we knew the Pirates had shown interest in Burnett, but didn’t like his salary. The interest from the Pirates has been described as “mild”, and they don’t like his 2015 player option. I guess the news here is that Bowden classifies the talks as alive.
Meanwhile, Jake Peavy is going to the San Francisco Giants, according to Jon Heyman.
Peavy is going to giants
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 26, 2014
The Giants have been one of the teams looking for starters, although Peavy has been struggling this year, so I’m not sure if this completes their search. The Giants and Pirates both had two scouts last night watching the David Price and Jon Lester matchup.