Spring Training Coverage

Burnett Undergoes Successful Surgery, Out 8-12 Weeks

Burnett Undergoes Successful Surgery, Out 8-12 Weeks

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates

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...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Spring Training Coverage

More in Spring Training Coverage

Pirates Notebook: Bell’s Switch Hitting Abilities, Taillon’s Workload, Saturday Pitchers

Tim WilliamsFebruary 22, 2017

Josh Bell Returns to Full Practice, While Francisco Cervelli Makes Progress

Tim WilliamsFebruary 21, 2017

Bob Nutting Discusses Kang, McCutchen, 2016 Struggles, 2017 Expectations, and More

Tim WilliamsFebruary 21, 2017

Nutting: “We need to have a commitment never to back away on the amateur draft again”

Tim WilliamsFebruary 20, 2017

Pirates Notebook: The Makeup of the Bench, Health of the Catchers, Early Camp Notes

Tim WilliamsFebruary 19, 2017

The Pirates Bullpen Could Dominate in 2017 and Beyond

Tim WilliamsFebruary 15, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects