Progress is said to be “slow,” but as of now, the Yankees are still working on trying to deal A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh. There actually are some other teams out there, and the Yanks will be looking for the right deal, but it appears as if the Pirates are the frontrunner.
There is said to be the framework of a deal, but the amount of money that the Yanks will have to eat, and the prospects the Yanks will get (alas, it doesn’t appear to be anyone major… no Garrett Jones, no top-level, but just mid-level prospects) are still being discussed. We’ll see how things progress this week.