A.J. Burnett Takes Dan McCutchen's Number, Sets Up College Fund For His Daughter

A.J. Burnett took Dan McCutchen's No. 34 when he joined the Pirates, but it sounds like it's not such a bad deal for McCutchen, who got Burnett to agree to set up a college fund for his unborn daughter in return.

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A.J. Burnett, who took McCutchen's No. 34 jersey, will start a College America 529 plan for McCutchen's daugher, McCutchen said. Not quite yet -- the child has to be born first so she can get a Social Security number -- but soon.

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McCutchen's daughter will be born in May. Unlike Burnett, McCutchen is a role player who might never see a big payday as a ballplayer, so while there are needier people out there, a college fund for McCutchen's daughter means more than one might think.

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It sounds like Burnett is already making a positive impression as a Pirate.

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For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout and Baseball Nation.

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