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MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees, Pirates Nearing Deal to Trade AJ Burnett

week long, the story of the Yankees has been trying to trade A.J. Burnett.

Each day, they looked like they were getting closer. Now, it looks like it will actually happen.

According to George King of the New York Post, the Yankees and Pirates are nearing an agreement that will send the 35-year-old pitcher to Pittsburgh.

The Pirates will inherit anywhere from $13-15 million of the remaining two years. They will inherit the remaining $33 million on Burnett's five-year, $82.5 million deal that he signed back in December, 2008.

The Yankees will also get two marginal prospects in the deal from Pittsburgh, as well.

The likelihood of dealing Burnett didn't really seem high, until the Yankees signed former Dodgers veteran ...

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