PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Kevin Correia was scratched from his scheduled start tonight against the Colorado Rockies in Pittsburgh due to discomfort in his left side. Instead, the club reinstated A.J. Burnett from the disabled list, and he will make his 2012 debut.
Correia said he felt a little sore a few days ago on his left side. The club wanted to be extra cautious with the injury. Correia ended the 2011 season on the 60-day DL due to a left strained oblique.
"He threw through Arizona," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said on when Correia first felt sore. "We had him up in the bullpen on Tuesday. He was telling everyone how great he felt Wednesday. Then I think Thursday he felt a little something. Then Friday he wanted to get on the mound and test it a little bit. It didn't feel right. Just above. Same side. Around the general area."
MRI results came back clean for Correia and he did throw a bullpen without issue, saying today that he ...