Indians and Angels called about A.J. Burnett

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

The 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. reports that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Cleveland Indians and another mystery team have also been on the line with the Yanks to see what it would take to snag Burnett.

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.

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