LAS VEGAS -- The Yankees are prepared to top the Braves' reported $60 million four-year offer to star free-agent pitcher A.J. Burnett, according to people familiar with their thinking.
While the Yankees had been reluctant to give Burnett the full-fledged five-year deal he seeks,. they seem likely to offer a four-year deal for about $64 million. Burnett is being purused by the Jays, Red Sox, Orioles and Nationals as well.