Right-hander A.J. Burnett was seen in Pittsburgh today by Dr. Beatty for his one week post-surgical follow-up. Burnett is doing well and Dr. Beatty has cleared AJ to return to Bradenton, Fla. Burnett will undergo a few follow up exams in Bradenton tomorrow morning prior to confirming the next steps in his program.
Right-hander Daniel Cabrera (right forearm tightness) threw a live BP yesterday without issue. He is scheduled to pitch one inning in a “B” game tomorrow.
Infielder Neil Walker (low back stiffness) remains day-to-day. Walker is feeling better each day. The current plan has him progressing to increased baseball activities today with a goal of full baseball activities tomorrow. The results of this step will determine his game readiness.
Catcher Jose Morales (left oblique strain) is progressing through his conditioning, throwing and hitting programs. Morales has been sidelined since the start of camp.
Right-hander Logan Kensing (oblique) continues his injury rehabilitation.
Infielder Gustavo Nunez, who was placed on the 60-day DL on February 19, with a right ankle injury, continues his injury rehabilitation.