Jeff Passan from ESPN.com is reporting that an MRI on Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitcher Nick Burdi revealed strained biceps tendon and flexor mass after injuring his arm on a pitch in last night’s game.

Passan goes on to say that Burdi will seek a second opinion:

There is nothing from the Pirates yet since last night. Assuming these initial exam results are correct, then Burdi could possibly return later this season without any setbacks. A check of recovery time from strained biceps tendon suggests 3-4 months of rest and rehab is required. A flexor mass strain is a shorter recovery time. Depending on the severity, it could be two weeks to two months. While he is guaranteed to miss a large portion of the remaining schedule and possibly be out for the season, this can be taken as much better news than was expected after seeing Burdi’s reaction last night.

Any other updates on Burdi today will be posted here as an update, unless it’s part of the transaction to replace him on the active roster.

UPDATE from the Pirates doesn’t tell much, but confirms the second opinion:

Nick Burdi received an MRA this morning. The club is in the process of getting a second opinion from Dr. Keith Meister.

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