Burnett out of the rotation
Via George King of the NY Post:
With the Yankees opting to use a three-man rotation against the Twins in the AL Division Series, CC Sabathia’s broad shoulders and valuable left arm are about to get leaned on.
Because of A.J. Burnett’s miserable season, the Yankees will use Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes in the best-of-five series that opens tomorrow night against the AL Central champion Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Even though Burnett was 1-0 with 1.54 ERA in two games against the Twins this year, it would be sending the wrong message to the players to give the right-hander a start considering he went 0-2 with a 6.04 ERA in his last five starts when hitters batted .291 against him.
Good riddance. A.J. was worth 1 WAR (roughly $4M) this season. He deserves this.
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