PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The A.J. Burnett that Pittsburgh has seen so far in 2012 has been impressive to watch. Not only is he making a difference while on the mound, but he's also making a difference in the clubhouse. The Bucs wear "Prepare for Domination" cut off t-shirts that have the No. 34 on the back -- Burnett's motto. If you ask any player in the clubhouse about Burnett, they say he's a leader.

"He’s got a lot of confidence on the mound," Manager Clint Hurdle said. "And a lot of experience to draw from. I think he’s in a good place as far as his comfort zone. This has been a good environment. He’s added to it. I think the fact that the guys know we added a veteran player with a lot of experience that’s not going anywhere."

"We didn’t bring him in to try him out for a while or try h...

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