’s Brian Walton is reporting the Cardinals are on the brink of announcing their signing of free agent P A.J. Burnett to a 5-year guaranteed contract, pending the results of a physical examination.

The Sunday edition of Dominican paper El Nacional quoted Mets GM Omar Minaya as saying of Sammy Sosa, “(he) only needs an opportunity to play and show that he’s recovered”. Sosa, who hit .221 with 14 homers and 45 RBI’s in 2005 was quoted by the AP as claiming several clubs were interested in signing him. I sincerely hope the closest one to Queens is the Newark Bears.