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GIF: A.J. Burnett intercepts throw to second on stolen-base attempt

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett is one of baseball's very worst pitchers when it comes to holding on runners and preventing stolen bases. Opponents have gone an insane 103-for-117 (88-percent success rate) against him in stolen-base attempts since 2010, which is outrageous.

While on the mound against the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, Burnett found a new way to allow stolen bases. He simply caught catcher Russell Martin's throw to second:

I guess he just decided to make everyone's life easier and intercepted the throw. Saves time and energy, plus it reduces the risk of the second-base umpire making a bad call. Burnett is just thinking of the people around him, really.

(h/t Getting Blanked)

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