AJ Burnett Scratched For Sunday Night’s Game Against Sox

NEW YORK (AP) – Yankees right-hander A.J. Burnett has been

scratched from his start against the Boston Red Sox a day after he

experienced back trouble during a workout.

Alex Rodriguez, however, is back in the starting lineup Sunday

night after getting hit in the left leg by a liner during batting

practice Saturday.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Burnett is feeling better after

receiving treatment and is scheduled to start Tuesday. Right-hander

Dustin Moseley moved up a day to start against Boston.

Phil Hughes will matchup against Jon Lester in the series finale


Girardi posted a tentative lineup Sunday that included

Rodriguez, and the slugger took batting practice and fielded

grounders to prove he was OK to play.


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