Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/8/14
Los Angeles Angels left-handed reliever Sean Burnett underwent an MRI after he complained of forearm tightness over the weekend. While there was no significant damage revealed, the Angels have shut down Burnett until at least today’s game, according to Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times. Manager Mike Scioscia said that the Angels will be especially careful with Burnett, as they have been for the first part of the season. Considering his importance to the bullpen, Los Angeles will treat him with kid gloves, according to Scioscia. "He's a vital piece of our bullpen, and we need him 100%," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "That's why we've had some kid gloves on him when he's needed to rebound a bit. Hopefully, once he gets back, he'll contribute like he has." Burnett has been effective in the 10 games he’s appeared in this season, posting an ERA of 1.13 during that time. However, he continues to deal with discomfort in his throwing arm, and the Angels would prefer to return him as close to full health as they can before making him available out of the bullpen. The Angels are already without relievers Ryan Madson, Kevin Jepsen and Mark Lowe, while Garrett Richards has been bumped to the rotation to account for Jered Weaver’s injury. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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