Yankees Name Starters, Burnett Left Out

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AJ Burnett The Yankees have been a fixture in the postseason over the past decade and a half. They have earned a playoff slot 15 of the last 16 seasons.

The Yankees will enter this year’s postseason as the AL East’s wild card team, partly because of pitching, A.J. Burnett to be exact.

At 33-years old, Burnett makes roughly $16.5M/year, but had his worst season this year.

In 2010, Burnett’s record was 10-15 with an ERA of 5.26. Subsequently, he has been left off of the starter’s roster of pitchers for the postseason.

C.C. Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes will be games 1-3 starters in the ALDS versus the Minnesota Twins.

It is believed that Sabathia will be asked to start on short rest if a Game 4 starter is needed.

Pettitte, Hughes fill out Yankees rotation (FOX Sports)


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