For A.J. Burnett, it's mind over matter

Struggling righty -- one of Yanks' key question marks -- must get his head on straight

Updated: September 16, 2010, 2:27 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland tells starter A.J. Burnett four little words all the time.

"Keep your mind right," Eiland says.

It is something Eiland whispers to all his guys, but the message is of extreme importance for Burnett, who might be the most physically talented pitcher on the team. The problem for Burnett is his brain can get in the way of his right arm.

With Burnett on the hill Friday, the floundering Yankees go into Baltimore with more questions than ...

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