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Yankees' new No. 2 is ... A.J. Burnett?

Pitching coach Larry Rothschild believes enigmatic righty is still capable of stepping up

Updated: July 28, 2011, 11:25 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Yankees don't want to pay Felix Hernandez prices for Ubaldo Jimenez production. They like the Los Angeles Dodgers' Hiroki Kuroda but aren't sure if he will ultimately waive his no-trade clause.

The Yankees want to find a bona fide No. 2 starter. They need to because A.J. Burnett has never consistently pitched like a guy being paid $16.5 million is expected to throw.

"If [Burnett] is throwing the way I think he can, that is all for naught," Yankees pitching Larry Rothschild ...

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