A.J. Burnett Passes Physical, Appears Headed From Yankees To Pirates
It’s been days since the New York Yankees agreed in principle to trade hurler A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates, but now the deal is finally official, according to Jon Heyman of CBS:
Burnett passed the physical and mlb approved the trade. Done deal.—
Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 19, 2012
The Yankees will receive pitcher Diego Moreno and outfielder Exicardo Cayones in return for Burnett and $20 million to help pay his salary. The deal is likely to be announced Monday.
Burnett, now 35, was disappointing for the Yankees last season, going 11-11 with a 5.15 ERA. He now joins a Pirates rotation that’s likely to include Jeff Karstens, James McDonald, Erik Bedard and Kevin Correia.