A little more progress in the A.J. talks

February, 17, 2012
2/17/12
10:42
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We know that the Yankees are getting $13-15 million of salary relief in their trade with the Pirates. Now, Buster Olney tweets that the Yankees and Bucs hope to take the deal to the Commissioner's Office by later today for him to bless it. Then A.J. Burnett will be a Pirate and the Yankees will receive two marginal prospects.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.275 10 54 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 54
RB. Gardner 76
OPSB. Gardner .784
WM. Tanaka 12
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135