Greeting A.J. Burnett on Sunday at George Steinbrenner Field will be awkward because the Yankees have dangled the right-hander on the trade market since early December. Yet according to people monitoring the Pirates and Yankees trade talks, Burnett will be a Pirate or remain a Yankee because talks with the Indians have cooled and Burnett will nix a deal to the Angels, who are one of the 10 teams he can veto a deal with. Travis Hafner's name surfaced in talks with the Indians, and the Yankees spoke briefly with the Angels about Bobby Abreu.
Down to Pirates or Bronx return for Yankees' Burnett
New York Post | Feb 16