Tag:Boston Red Sox
Posted on: December 9, 2008 7:07 pm

Braves, Yanks, Red Sox talking with Burnett

LAS VEGAS -- The agent for free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett said Tuesday that he's "down the road with Atlanta" in negotiations, added that he's had "significant dialogue" with Boston and estimated that "half-a-dozen" clubs are serious players in the Burnett talks.

"It's hard to say, but we're prepared to act if it's the right deal," Derek Braunecker told CBSSports.com regarding a potential time-frame as to when Burnett might sign. "But at the same time, there are so many dynamics."

Braunecker, speaking mid-afternoon Las Vegas time, said he had a couple of more meetings scheduled yet today with clubs. After that, he said, he'd probably "circle back" to some clubs he's already spoken with.

Atlanta reportedly has a four-year, $60 million offer -- plus a vesting option for a fifth year -- on the table to Burnett. Braunecker characterized the Braves as being "squarely in the mix."

So, too are the Yankees, who continue to wait to hear from CC Sabathia as well.

Of the handful of clubs talking with Burnett, Braunecker said that "another club was added to the mix" on Monday. 

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