Is A.J. Burnett on the radar?
By Andrew Zajac
February 14, 2012
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Cleveland Indians have inquired about A.J. Burnett. The teams have reportedly discussed about trading Travis Hafner to the Yankees, who is under contract for $13 million this season with a $2.75 million buyout following this season, which makes perfect sense for filling the DH role in New York. However, the Yankees would have to be willing to take on a significant chunk of Burnett's remaining $33 million left on his contract in order for the Indians to bite. No deal is imminent and the Pittsburgh Pirates remain the odds on favorite to land Burnett's services.
Source: Jon Heyman
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MLB.com is reporting the deal is off.