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Source: Yanks offer Burnett 5-year deal

Updated: December 12, 2008, 12:29 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- The New York Yankees, making a hard late charge to beat out the Atlanta Braves for A.J. Burnett, offered the free-agent right-hander a guaranteed five-year contract Wednesday, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

The proposed deal is worth about $85 million, the source said.

Burnett's agent, Darek Braunecker, was believed to be seeking a deal approaching Carlos Zambrano's five-year, $91.5 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. Sources said Braunecker and New York general ...

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