Found February 29, 2012 on
The "Mc" Effect:
You know the MLB season is about to begin when you start hearing stuff like this.
A.J. Burnett, the Pirates newest pitcher, fouled a ball off his right eye during a bunting competition today at Pirate City. Nobody thinks it's a serious thing, but either way he's flying to Pittsburgh tonight to have it looked at.
Who knows, maybe an eye patch is all Burnett needs to really become a Pirate.
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It's been a rough start to the 2012 season for A.J. Burnett to say the very least. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander who was dealt from the Yankees a couple of weeks ago, is out indefinitely after taking a foul ball to the eye while practicing bunting on Wednesday. The Pirates have announced that Burnett suffered a orbital fracture in his right eye and is set to undergo surgery...
Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett is expected to miss two to three months while recovering from surgery for a facial fracture.
The Pirates say Burnett had surgery Friday in Pittsburgh. Burnett broke the orbital bone near his right eye when he fouled a ball off his face Wednesday in a bunting drill. The Pirates say the injury didn't affect Burnett's vision.
Pittsburgh Pirates righthander A.J. Burnett is expected to be sidelined for eight to 12 weeks following surgery Friday to repair a fractured right orbital bone.
Burnett was hurt Wednesday during a bunting drill when a ball ricocheted off the bat and hit his right eye.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he expects Burnett to be back in mid-June.
The Pirates acquired Burnett...
Is AJ Burnett as bad of a hitter as a pitcher?
Watch as newly-acquired Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett gets a rude introduction to batting practice.
Former Yankees right-hander bunted ball off face at Pirates spring training
Starter A.J. Burnett was scheduled to return to Pittsburgh Wednesday night after fouling a ball off his face in a bunting competition Wednesday morning
Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett was struck in the face by a batted ball on Wednesday, and will fly from the team's spring training complex to Pittsburgh to have his right eye examined by team doctors.
Pirates starter A.J. Burnett was scheduled to return to Pittsburgh Wednesday night after fouling a ball off his right eye during a bunting competition Wednesday morning, the team announced.
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right orbital bone.
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Remember how I posted – 5 Reasons why the Pirates could make the playoffs last year – Umm, well AJ Burnett broke his orbital bone and he’s out for the year. Maybe we should take that one back..
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett was struck in the face by a batted ball on Wednesday, and will fly from the team's spring training complex to Pittsburgh to have his right eye examined by team doctors.
Good morning from Pirate City.
– Today’s scheduled pitchers to throw live BP:
Field 1: A.J. Burnett, Jeff Locke, Logan Kensing, Tim Wood
Field 2: Jeff Karstens, Daniel Moskos, Bryan Morris, Mike Crotta
Field 3: Kyle McPherson, Rudy Owens, Jared Hughes
Field 4: Kevin Correia, Gerrit Cole, Justin Wilson, Duke Welker
The pitchers will throw “two innings”, 18 pitches per inning...