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AJ Burnett      

Former MLB Starting Pitcher

Allan James "A. J." Burnett is a former American professional baseball starting pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The New York Mets drafted Burnett in the eighth round of the 1995 MLB draft. They traded him to the Marlins, and he made his MLB debut in 1999. He signed with the Blue Jays as a free agent before the 2006 season, and with the Yankees before the 2009 season. The Yankees traded Burnett to the Pirates before the 2012 season. After two years in Pittsburgh, he signed with the Phillies, where he played one season before rejoining the Pirates for his final season.

Burnett recorded a no-hitter in a complete game shutout in 2001. He led the National League (NL) in shutouts in 2002, and the American League in strikeouts in 2008. He was a member of the 2009 World Series champion Yankees. He was selected for the NL roster for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.

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