Yankees continue their spending spree. They've thrown lots of money towards talented players that have been nothing but flops so far.
BRONX, NEW YORK (TICKER) â€”A.J. Burnett apparently is set to join CC Sabathia as high-priced pitchers in pinstripes.
Burnett and the New York Yankees agreed in principle to a five-year, $82.5 million contract Friday, according to multiple reports.
The deal, which was initially reported by FOXSports.com, is pending Burnettâ€™s physical. The Yankees have not commented on the reports.
The Yankees made the biggest splash of the offseason by luring Sabathia, the top available starter, to a seven-year contract worth $161 million - the richest deal ever given to a pitcher.