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Yankees Reportedly Deal A.J. Burnett to Pirates for Pennies on the Dollar

Burnett's much-maligned tenure with the Yankees appears to be over.

MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reports that New York and Pittsburgh have come to terms on a trade that must be approved by the Commissioner's Office because of the amount of money involved.

The Pirates will reportedly pick up $13 million of the remaining $33 million on Burnett's contract through 2013, while shipping a pair of lower-level minor leaguers to the Yankees in the deal.

This is all the Bombers will get in return for a guy they signed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract on Dec. 12, 2008.

Some forget, but Burnett was actually an important part of the Yankees' 2009 world championship team during his first year in the Bronx.

He went 13-9 ...

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