US PresswireThe New York Yankees have had some well-publicized conversations with the Pittsburgh Pirates about sending A.J. Burnett to play in Steeltown, but there have been a few other teams that have come calling about his services as well.
However, the site notes that "there seems to be continuing optimism a deal could get done between" the Yanks and Pirates "by the end of the week."
Burnett is owed $33 million over the next two seasons. CBS believes that the Pirates will end up paying about $13 million of that and send two prospects to the Yanks: "The Pirates seem more willing to bend on the money than the quality of the minor leaguers," the site notes.