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MLB Trade Rumors: Pirates One Of Four Teams In On Burnett, According To Report

The Pirates aren't alone in their pursuit on Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweets that Pittsburgh is, in fact, one of four teams looking to trade for the 35-year-old righty, but notes that the Bucs are the team the New York front office thinks makes the most sense to trade with.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink describes the talks between the two teams as "moving forward" as of Friday night, so this is all good news for those hoping the Pirates might be able to bring Burnett to PNC Park.

However, general manager Neal Huntington is apparently not bidding against himself in these talks, so it'll be interesting to see how that changes the leverage most assumed the Pirates to have until this point with the Yankees looking to free up payroll to make some additions to their offense.

For the latest on the Pirates talks with the Yankees about A.J. Burnett, be sure to stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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