Yankees expect quick approval of AJ deal
February, 17, 2012
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com
So says an official involved in the trade negotiations with the Pirates that will move A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh and bring two low-level prospects to the Bronx. According to the official, league approval by on a deal such as this -- the Pirates will assume about $13 million of Burnett''s salary, less than half the $31 million remaining on his deal -- should come "within a couple of hours'' of it's being submitted to the Commissioner's office. Meaning that this long national nightmare could be over by early this evening.