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Should the Yankees Hope AJ Burnett is Claimed off Waivers?

has been reported around the sports world that the Yankees have placed A.J. Burnett (among others) on waivers. 

Waiver trade rules can get pretty complicated. For some help understanding them, check out this cheat-sheet from ESPNs Jayson Stark.

The most important waiver rule in this scenario, is that "if a team is just hoping to dump a player's salary, it can simply allow a team which claimed that player to have him for a small waiver fee. If that happens, the team that gets the player has to pay his entire salary."

 

After this season, AJ Burnett will still have two more seasons remaining on his contract with the Yankees.

This contract has Burnett making $16.5 million a year, twice as ...

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