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Report: Burnett lied to Yankees trainers

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08:19 AM ET 07.18 | A.J. Burnett slapped a double door in the Yankees clubhouse in frustration after allowing three runs to the Rays in the first two innings and cut both of his hands on hard plastic lineup-card holders. Burnett initially lied to the trainers about how his injuries occurred, and pitched to two batters in the third before being removed in the 10-5 loss to the Rays.

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July 18, 2010  08:34 AM ET

Idgit!

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July 18, 2010  09:46 AM ET

The next Zambrano

July 18, 2010  10:00 AM ET

I'm sure the Yanks and Sox would like to re-do the Burnett/Lackey trades (although Burnett pitched well last postseason)

July 18, 2010  10:01 AM ET

signings...not trades

July 18, 2010  10:03 AM ET

Burnett a major league ****! Trade this deadbeat..........

July 18, 2010  11:58 AM ET

first of all, why did he had to slapp the line up card holders? does he was mad or frustrated at the weather or maybe his wife make him angry!!

July 18, 2010  11:59 AM ET

maybe the yankees could trade burnett to the rangers for cliff lee!!

July 18, 2010  12:00 PM ET

perhaps the yanks could send burnett to the astros for oswalt?

July 18, 2010  12:03 PM ET

maybe burnett has to go back to school with ZAMBRANO, who knows he might learn how to control his temper!!

July 18, 2010  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

maybe the yankees could trade burnett to the rangers for cliff lee!!

Maybe I can trade a bologna sandwich for a Bugatti.

July 18, 2010  05:18 PM ET

<GIGGLE>

July 18, 2010  05:52 PM ET
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they can't show that on TV !!!!

LOL! They can in Argentina! Not that there's anything wrong with that.

July 18, 2010  06:44 PM ET

The highest paid .500 pitcher in the game. I bet the Yankees would like to have a chance to dump this guy and his mamoth contracr

July 18, 2010  09:24 PM ET

First the guy gets on the DL for holding back a sneeze. Now a guy gets hurt throwing a hissy.

I'd bet my 80 year old mother could beat up any six baseball players without stepping aside from her walker. Baseball players are such a bunch of wimpy putzes.

July 19, 2010  01:28 AM ET

Maybe you should trade Burnett for a bologna sandwich and a bowl of soup.

July 19, 2010  07:31 AM ET

In the recent bonanza of big free agent signings (Texiera, Sabbathia, Burnett) the signing of Burnett was a mistake by the Yankees. He does not have the psychological make-up to pitch big games and never has.

July 19, 2010  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

In the recent bonanza of big free agent signings (Texiera, Sabbathia, Burnett) the signing of Burnett was a mistake by the Yankees. He does not have the psychological make-up to pitch big games and never has.

Ah, how quickly they forget. Burnett acquitted himself well in October and the World Series last year. Well enough that the Yankees didn't lose any of his starts. He also *gasp* pitched on short rest when they needed him to!! Whatever's bugging AJ will be temporary. At least the guy isn't spending his entire contract on the DL or in the Minor Leagues like a certain guy I won't name (Carl Pavano).

 
July 19, 2010  04:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

In the recent bonanza of big free agent signings (Texiera, Sabbathia, Burnett) the signing of Burnett was a mistake by the Yankees. He does not have the psychological make-up to pitch big games and never has.

burnett not my favorite either, but this is a bit harsh. he pitched awfully well in game 2 of the WS last year. not well in game 5, but that could be as much about phils having backs to wall as it was about burnett.

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