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BLUE JAYS // Burnett tweaking windup

Published Feb. 26, 2006

Right-hander A.J. Burnett's windup is undergoing a few changes under the tutelage of pitching coach Brad Arnsberg.

But Arnsberg, who was with Burnett in 2002 when both were Marlins and was a key reason Burnett signed with Toronto in the offseason, sounds even more excited about Burnett's preparation.

Arnsberg said Burnett was always the type of player to get his work done, but now he's going that extra mile.

Burnett is a regular 6 a.m. arrival at camp along with staff ace Roy Halladay. The two get some early morning work before many of their teammates arrive.

"Now he's looking to (better) himself on a daily basis," Arnsberg said. "They're both trying to outdo each other. They're pushing each other and let's face it, what better guy to have pushing you, what better guy to look to than Roy Halladay."