The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Howard Simon, agent for Jeromy
Burnitz, says he's now in close touch with the Pirates regarding a 2 year deal.
Although specifics couldn't be disclosed, it's expected to be in the $12 million range.
Not stated is why Burnitz' preliminary agreement with the Orioles fell apart. If Burnitz becomes a Pirate, who would fill the OF vacancy in Camden Yards? UPDATE: Deal
has been confirmed for 1 year with an option for 2007.