Following a successful minor league rehab appearance with the Los Angeles Angels' Single-A affiliate, left-handed reliever Sean Burnett told William Boor of MLB.com that he hopes to be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday.
"Felt good," Burnett said of his one-inning
appearance. "As long as I go out there today and feel good, hopefully I'll
be ready to go Tuesday."
Burnett's not the only one who believes Tuesday is a likely return date. Manager Mike Scioscia told reporters that a return tomorrow is a "possibility."
"I don't think there's any pain or anything, but you
have to work back into your delivery and make pitches," Scioscia said.
"His delivery is a little bit complicated. He's across his body so he's
got some work to do there, but if he comes out of it well, feels good, can get
a little work in, a little touch and feel, then there's definitely a
possibility he can be activated Tuesday."
Burnett has been on the DL since April 28 after experiencing left forearm irritation. During his Saturday-night appearance, the southpaw recorded two strikeouts will allowing one hit.
Prior to hitting the shelf, Burnett had posted an ERA of 1.04 to go with a 1.385 WHIP over 11 appearances. Los Angeles is also currently without relievers Kevin Jepsen and Ryan Madson.
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