Washington Nationals left-hander Sean Burnett underwent
arthroscopic surgery Thursday to remove two small bone spurs from his elbow,
reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
Sean Burnett underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday two remove two small bone spurs. It shouldn't even interrupt his throwing program.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) October 19, 2012
Kilgore notes that the procedure won’t even disrupt the
30-year-old’s throwing routine.
Burnett had been battling symptoms of the bone spurs over
the entire second half of the season, as he indicated that he had been
experiencing discomfort in his elbow since the All-Star break.
If he decides not to exercise the player portion of his $3.5
million mutual option for 2013, which he is expected to do, Burnett will become
a free agent this winter. While he says he’s interested in re-signing with the
Nationals, his price tag will be hefty considering he’s a southpaw with a solid
Over 70 appearances for the Nationals this season Burnett
maintained an ERA of 2.38 with 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings and 1.9 walks
per nine innings.
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