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Pittsburgh Pirates righthander A.J. Burnett was scheduled to fly back to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night after he was struck in the eye by a ball during a bunting drill.
BUrnett, who was acquired from the New York Yankees in a trade earlier this month, was hit in the right temple as he attempted to bunt.
He was attended to by a team trainer before walking off the field holding a towel to his face.
Burnett did not speak to reporters and the team did not release any details of the veteran's injury.
Pittsburgh shipped a pair of Class A prospects to the Yankees in exchange for Burnett. New York also agreed to pick up $20 million of the remaining $33 million on Burnett's contract.
The 35-year-old Burnett posted an 11-11 record with a 5.15 ERA in 32 starts last season. He has recorded a 34-35 mark with a 4.79 ERA since signing a five-year, $82.5 million contract prior to the 2009 campaign.
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
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.
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.
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..
Former Yankees right-hander bunted ball off face at Pirates spring training
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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right orbital bone.
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...