The Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees have reached an agreement on a trade that will send A.J. Burnett to the Pirates in exchange for two prospects.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the two sides are putting the finishing touches on the two lower level prospects going to the Yankees.
The two sides have finalized the amount of money the Pirates will pick upĂ‚Â and the Pirates will pay $13 million of the $33 million Burnett is owed the next two seasons.
Once the deal gets league approval, Burnett is scheduled to take a physical with the team this weekend.
With the Burnett deal reaching the final stages, the Pirates will enter spring training with what the team feels is seven legitimate starters for the upcoming season in Burnett, Erik Bedard, Jeff Karstens, Kevin Correia, Charlie Morton, James McDonald and Brad Lincoln.