New York Yankees Trade A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates

New York Yankees Trade A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates

A.J. Burnett is stepping out of the New York spotlight and into the back alley that is the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise. The Yankees agreed to send Burnett and $20 million to the Pirates for minor leaguers Exicardo Cayones, who plays outfield, and Diego Moreno, a right-handed pitcher. The Pirates will split the remaining two years of Burnett's contract into $5 million this year and $8 million next season. It should be interesting to see whether the heavily decreased level of pressure can serve to better A.J.'s game. 

[via MLB Trade Rumors]

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