BRADENTON, Fla. -- Early Saturday morning, right-hander A.J. Burnett threw a 30 pitch side session to the Pirates bullpen catcher Heberto Andrade with pitching coach Ray Searage and Special Assistant to the General Manager Jim Benedict looking on in the bullpens to the right of McKechnie Field.
Burnett, who underwent surgery to repair the fractured orbital bone in his right eye while fouling on a bunt attempt at Pirate City, said he threw mostly fastballs during his first session since undergoing the surgery on March 2nd.
"I felt a little better than I thought I would, strength-wise. The things I’ve been doing have been good. We’re on the right track. We’ll play catch tomorrow and throw another bullpen," Burnett said. "I’ll throw again I think, in two days."
"[I threw mostly] fast...
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