Tag: A.J. Burnett

A.J. Burnett Threw a Two Inning Sim Game Today

MIAMI — A.J. Burnett threw a sim game this afternoon at Marlins Park, which is a big step for his rehab. Burnett threw 35 pitches off the mound, after throwing 20 in the bullpen. He went two innings, taking a five-minute break between the frames, and was facing batters who were swinging against his stuff. “I […]
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First Pitch: What the Pirates Should Do With Happ When Burnett...

Right after the trade deadline, I called the moves made by the Pirates “potentially brilliant.” When I wrote the article, I knew it would receive criticism. I knew the term “potentially brilliant” would be mocked. I knew that, even though I never said the moves were guaranteed to be brilliant, I would never hear the end […]
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Injury Updates: Mercer’s Rehab moved up to Tuesday; Scahill to Altoona

During Clint Hurdle’s pre-game meeting with the media before the Pirates Sunday night game with the Dodgers, he gave some updates on a few key injured players. **Jordy Mercer (knee): Mercer’s rehab assignment has been moved up to Tuesday, a few days earlier than their original goal of Thursday or Friday. He will fly out […]
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A.J. Burnett Diagnosed, Estimated Return in Approximately Four Weeks

A.J. Burnett went for an MRI today to get the diagnosis on his right elbow, and to find out whether he’d be able to pitch again. Jon Morosi reports that Burnett has a strained flexor tendon, and that the UCL is intact. A.J. Burnett has a strained flexor tendon. UCL is intact. He will undergo […]
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First Pitch: The Impact if the Pirates Lose A.J. Burnett For...

Last night, Josh Yohe reported that A.J. Burnett has been pitching in a lot of pain recently, and that he wouldn’t be having surgery, instead trying to return to pitch this year. Today, more information came out that he will have an MRI tomorrow in Pittsburgh, and that this could determine if he will pitch again. […]
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Pirates Place Burnett on DL, Recall LaFromboise, DFA Guerra

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a series of roster moves following the trade deadline action. They have placed A.J. Burnett on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation and recalled left-hander Bobby LaFromboise. They also designated Deolis Guerra for assignment to make room on the active roster for Joakim Soria. It’s now clear why the […]
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A.J. Burnett and the Story of Strike Four

Before Andrew McCutchen sent chills down the spines of every person on the North Shore. Before the Pirates came back to tie the game in dramatic fashion in the eighth inning. Before AJ Burnett helped himself with his fourth career home run and first since 2005. Before all of these events that made PNC Park […]
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Pirates Are Getting the Best Version of Neil Walker at the...

The Pirates have seen mixed results from their offense this year. At times, the group will look like one of the best offenses in the league. Other times, they will look closer to the worst offense in the league. And overall they’ve trended a bit closer to the latter, with a .305 wOBA that ranks […]
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The Pirates Need the Unstoppable Trio of Cole, Burnett, and Liriano

The Pirates dropped game one of their important series with the St. Louis Cardinals, but if there’s one consolation it’s that they’ve got their big three starters line up for the next three games. Gerrit Cole starts tonight, followed by A.J. Burnett on Saturday and Francisco Liriano on Sunday. All three have been putting up […]
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McCutchen, Cole, Burnett and Melancon Named to All-Star Team

The National League reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday night and the Pittsburgh Pirates have four players on the roster, including three pitchers. Andrew McCutchen will make his fifth straight All-Star appearance. He is hitting .297/.391/493 this season, ranking him tenth in the NL in OPS coming into action on Monday. McCutchen will be […]
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