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Burnett's agent working on final details with Toronto

Updated: December 6, 2005, 2:08 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick and Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- A.J. Burnett moved closer to agreeing to a five-year, $55 million free-agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays as his agents and the team worked into Tuesday morning to wrap up final details.

The sides anticipate the deal being finalized later today.

Sources said that St. Louis, which reportedly offered Burnett $40 million over four years and was Toronto's lone competitor for Burnett, has faded from contention and that Burnett is on the verge of joining reliever ...

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