BRADENTON -- Right-hander A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery tomorrow in Pittsburgh, after getting hit in the right eye during a bunting competition yesterday at Pirate City.
Burnett was diagnosed with a right eye orbital fracture today after undergoing additional medical examinations on his right eye in Pittsburgh.
No timetable or additional information was given on Burnett. The club said they will have additional information upon completion of the surgery tomorrow afternoon.
Burnett was originally slated to make his Bucco debut at the Pirates home opener at McKechnie Field on Saturday against his former club, the Toronto Blue Jays.
During the sweet 16 round of the bunting championship on Field 5 at Pirate City on Wednesday, Burnett bunted a ...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.