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)