The phone call of closure came in time for A.J. Burnett, trucking his way from Maryland to Florida, to know which way to turn when he reached the Bay Area.
Left, toward Tampa, Spring Training home of the Yankees? No -- hang a right, toward Pirate City.
But the call from Neal Huntington and Clint Hurdle confirming his trade to the Bucs was way too late for Burnett to change spring accommodations. He'd already made arrangements for the house in Tampa, thus his commute from the Yankees to the Pirates becomes a literal daily 45-minute exercise.
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