Report: A.J. Burnett Out of Yankees ALDS Rotation


October 5, 2010

CC Sabathia on short rest is a better bet than A.J. Burnett.

According to, Joe Girardi has decided such, and will announce on Tuesday that his rotation for the Yankees' divisional matchup against the Minnesota Twins will include only Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes.

Sabathia will pitch games one and four (on short rest), while Pettitte will get games two and five — both on normal rest given days off — and Hughes will take the ball for game three.

Burnett was 10-15 with a 5.26 ERA during the regular season, despite his $82 million contract.

The Twins will likely go with a traditional four-man rotation in the series.

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