PITTSBURGH, PA. -- The Pirates starting pitchers so far this season have been impressive. But two more arms could be making their way to join the club as well.
On Sunday, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said that right-hander A.J. Burnett could be ready to join the Pirates by the end of April. Also, righty Charlie Morton, who is making a rehab start on Monday, could be with Pittsburgh even sooner.
The 35-year-old Burnett, who was placed on the disabled list due to right eye surgery, made a rehab start for High-A Bradenton on Friday. While throwing 68 pitches, Burnett cruised over his scheduled four innings, and because of his pitch efficiency, finished by tossing 4.2 innings.
"It was great to see A.J. have to go back out there for the extra 2/3 of an inning...
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