POSTED: 07:46 a.m. HST, Jul 18, 2010
NEW YORK — A.J. Burnett says he has apologized to his New York Yankees teammates for a clubhouse fit that left him with cuts on both hands.
Sporting a bandage on each palm, Burnett said he had no trouble playing long toss Sunday and the lacerations don't affect his ability to grip the ball. He expects to throw his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday and take his next turn in the rotation Friday night against Kansas City.
Frustrated after two innings of an ineffective outing against Tampa Bay, Burnett slammed open a set of double doors Saturday, slicing both palms on the plastic lineup-card holders fastened to the entry.
The right-hander returned to the mound in the third, but was lifted after facing two more batters.