Yankees Add Another Starter; Other Updates

Not even a week after signing CC Sabathia, the New York Yankees agreed to terms with pitcher A.J. Burnett. The deal is reportedly worth $82.5 million over 5 years.

The soon to be 32 year old right hander is 87-76 with a 3.81 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 10 Major League seasons. Batters hit .235 off Burnett, and he strikes out 8.36 per 9.

Burnett spent 7 seasons with the Florida Marlins and 3 with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The report that Boston Red Sox are looking to add another Japanese player is not accurate. The rumor stated that Red Sox made a 3 year, $21 million offer to Kenshin Kawakimi.

The New York Mets have traded Scott Schoeneweis to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Connor Robertson and cash considerations. The Mets will pay $1.6 million of Schoeneweis' 2009 contract.

The Cincinatti Reds signed relief pitcher Arthur Rhodes. The Chicago White Sox sign the Cuban 19 year old Danyan Viciedo to a 4 year, $10 million contract.


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