The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates have been discussing the possibility of sending pitcher A.J. Burnett to western Pennsylvania. ESPN reports that the player that the Yankees would like to get back as part of the deal is outfielder/first baseman Garrett Jones.
However, Pittsburgh is "not interested in moving Jones" and there is "no traction so far," according to the site.
The 30-year-old lefty Jones debuted in the bigs with the Minnesota Twins in 2007 and moved over to the Pirates in 2009. In his career, he's hit .254 and banged out 60 homers. Last season, he hit .243 with 16 homers, 30 doubles and six stolen bases.
Meanwhile, Burnett, a man many Yankee fans have loved to hate since his arrival in the Bronx in 2009, went 11-11 last season with a 5.15 ERA.