Yankee manager Joe Girardi decided to bench the struggling Alex Rodriguez for the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS. Rodriguez was replaced in the lineup by Eric Chavez.
Still his own harshest critic, A.J. Burnett takes one step forward, one step back.
A.J. Burnett need to pull a pitching U-turn lest he falls into the abyss.
A bruised right heel forced Derek Jeter to be a late scratch on Saturday, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi is hopeful that Jeter can return to the lineup on Sunday.