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New York Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman Says A.J. Burnett May Get ALCS Start

that the ALCS matchup has been determined after the Texas Rangers sent the Tampa Bay Rays packing with a 5-1 victory last night in St. Petersburg, the Yankees have a decision to make. During the ALDS against Minnesota, a five-game series, the Yankees were able to go with a three-man pitching rotation of CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes.

In a seven-game ALCS, the Yankees will have to go with a four-man rotation. If they don't, they'd have to start Sabathia, Pettitte and Hughes on short rest. For Sabathia, this isn't a big deal. He has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to pitch on short rest during his time with the Yankees and the Milwaukee Brewers. But it's a much bigger problem for Pettitte and Hughes.

The Yankees would be slow to ...

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