- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2009

TAMPA, FLA. (AP) - A.J. Burnett’s pitching performance quickly became a secondary concern for the New York Yankees.

The right-hander, hit on the upper part of his left arm by John McDonald’s second-inning line drive, remained in the game and wound up allowing one run and three hits over 3 1-3 innings during New York’s 7-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.

Toronto starter Casey Janssen, competing for a rotation spot after missing last season due to right shoulder surgery, left with one out in the first because of tightness in the shoulder. The Blue Jays said the problem was due to muscle fatigue and Janssen will be re-examined by team doctors Friday.

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