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Yankees Likely Stuck With A.J. Burnett in Playoff Rotation

season, the New York Yankees were able to ride through the playoffs with a three-man rotation. This year's staff is not built for that. The Yankees will likely need a regular four-starter rotation when the playoffs begin.

This causes a dilemma for manager Joe Girardi. Who is going to be the fourth starter? CC Sabathia is the clear ace and will get the ball in a Game 1 and pitch as often as possible. Following Sabathia will likely be Phil Hughes and Andy Pettitte, in that order to split up the left-handed pitchers.

After those three, however, the choices are unflattering. A.J. Burnett stands in that spot at the moment, but does anyone really trust him?

Burnett is just 10-15 with a 5.33 ERA this season. His latest outing, last night ...

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