Thursday, March 1, 2012

AJ Out

Welcome back to the NL, AJ. Taking part in some bunting drills yesterday, the Bucs' most recent addition to the starting staff, AJ Burnett, fouled a pitch off his eye. And no, the delivery wasn't from a threatened member of the rotation, but a disinterested pitching machine during a Clint Hurdle bunting competition.

The Pirates just announced that he has an orbital fracture and will have surgery on it tomorrow. They didn't give a time frame for his return to action, deferring until the surgery is done to see how much damage is involved and the effect on his vision.  We won't speculate on his return, although recovery seems to involve at least several weeks if all goes well from the information we've seen.

Not exactly the kind of news we were hoping to hear from camp.

No comments: