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Couples therapy in the Bronx

Updated: March 17, 2010, 11:22 AM ET
By Buster Olney
In the first of the multiple mound conferences by A.J. Burnett and Jorge Posada on Tuesday night, the Yankees' pitcher and catcher met halfway between home plate and the pitching rubber. As they started to chat, Burnett put his arm over Posada's shoulder, collegially, and Posada put his arm around Burnett's waist and both walked back toward the mound.

They are each working to alter the perception, formed last season, that they can't work together. The situation became so awkward that Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided to use Jose Molina as his catcher, rather than Posada, on the days Burnett started in the postseason.


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