Found March 01, 2012 on
Sliding Into Home:
From the AP
Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right orbital bone.
The right-hander injured himself Wednesday at the team's spring training facilities in Bradenton, Fla., after a bunt attempt caromed off his face. He flew to Pittsburgh late Wednesday to be further evaluated.
There is no immediate timetable for Burnett's return.
To make matters worse, one of the reasons he wanted to go back to the NL was so that he could hit again. Like they say, be careful what you wish for.
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.
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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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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.