08:09 AM ET 02.11 | In an effort to rid themselves of underperforming pitcher A.J. Burnett, the Yankees are turning to a familiar trading partner. A team source confirmed Friday that the Yankees have held recent discussions with the Pirates about Burnett, with the understanding that the Bombers would have to absorb a ???significant??? portion of the flighty righty???s contract, which has two years and $33 million remaining.