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A.J. Burnett Rumors: Deal Expected Before Saturday

The A.J Burnett Yankees/Pirates trade should be done by Saturday, according to Ken Rosenthal. He notes that it's "soft" deadline in that the Yankees would want it done before pitchers and catchers report (to prevent distractions, according to twitter common wisdom).

Yesterday we heard the Yankees had spoken with at least three teams about Burnett, including the Angels involving a Bobby Abreu trade, and with the Indians involving a Travis Hafner trade, but neither got past initial conversations, according to reports: