After throwing a pitch in the eighth inning on Monday night, right-handed reliever Nick Burdi went down in pain and grabbed his right bicep. After being on the ground for over a minute, he walked off the field with the trainer. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent out the following tweet, announcing it was both bicep and elbow pain.
Nick Burdi was removed from the game due to right elbow/bicep pain.
He is being evaluated and treated by the medical staff.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 23, 2019
Burdi already had Tommy John surgery during the 2017 season and he missed time in 2016 due to an elbow injury. If there’s anything else announced tonight, we will post it here. It’s probably going to be a day or so before we get a full update, but judging by his reaction, it seems safe to say that he will end up on the injured list for some time.
Postgame update from the Pirates via Alan Saunders:
#Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said the team is “still gathering information to get the most definitive diagnosis as to what is going on” with regards to Nick Burdi’s elbow/biceps injury.
— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) April 23, 2019