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Burnett Undergoes Successful Surgery, Out 8-12 Weeks

Burnett Undergoes Successful Surgery, Out 8-12 Weeks

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BRADENTON -- Right-hander A.J. Burnett underwent successful surgery this morning to repair the fractured orbital bone in his right eye. In part of a three step process he will undergo, Burnett's very rough timetable to compete without restrictions at the Major League level is 8-12 weeks.

“A.J. will work through the three step return to pitch progression,” said General Manager Neal Huntington.  “The initial step will be to heal from the surgery.  Secondly we will recondition his arm and body to where he was prior to the injury.  Lastly, we will put A.J. through the same progression as he would have gone through here in spring training.  The very rough timetable to complete this process and have A.J. prepared to compete without restrictions at the Major...

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