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Bucs Yanks Hand Over Burnett

The New York Yankees have reportedly agreed to trade A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Finally.

The news comes straight from Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, who says the two teams are working through "one final detail" today. Burnett will take a physical on Sunday.

According to MLB.com, the Yankees are getting outfielder Exicardo Cayones and right-handed reliever Diego Moreno in return for Burnett. The Yankees have also agreed to pay $20 million of the $33 million remaining on Burnett's contract.

Burnett will end his Yankees career with a 34-35 record and a 4.79 ERA in three seasons.

What It Means

In Yankee-land, the competition for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation is going to get a little less crowded.

With Burnett out of the picture, it will be between Freddy Garcia and Phil Hughes. Garcia likely has the inside track at the No. 5 spot, as he made 25 starts and posted a solid 3.62 ERA in 2011. Hughes has starting experience, but he's probably a better fit in the bullpen.

The Yankees won't miss Burnett, but he'll be a big acquisition for the Pirates. Transitioning over to the National League should, in theory, help Burnett rediscover his old form. If he does, the Pirates are getting a pitcher who is going to give them 30-plus starts and over 200 effective innings.
Read More: A.J. Burnett to Pirates: Yankees Reach Agreement to Send Fallen Ace to Bucs | Bleacher Report

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