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Burnett says elbow feels 'best it's felt in a long, long time'

After veteran pitcher A.J. Burnett finished a mound session Tuesday as part of his rehab from an elbow injury, he was asked how he feels: “Knock on wood — let me find some wood,” Burnett said, turning to his locker in the Marlins Park clubhouse and knocking, “but yeah. It's the best it’s felt in a long, long time.” Burnett delivered that news to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
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Burnett closing in on return to make run at division title

Pirates starter A.J. Burnett could return to the mound sooner rather than later after he takes a bullpen session on Tuesday.Burnett went on on the 15-day disabled list because of a flexor strain in his right elbow on July 31. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he received a platelet-rich plasma injection and recenly began throwing off a mound.He is expected to test his fastball...
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A.J. Burnett Update

A.J. Burnett has a flexor strain in his right elbow. Got a PRP injection today. Will miss approx. four weeks. — Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) August 3, 2015 Not quite as bad as some feared yesterday (word was going around that he could be done for good), but still…this means the Pirates are going to be relying on J.A. Happ quite a bit, and there’s no guarantee Burnett...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Four All-Stars in Four Days: AJ Burnett and his Gotham need each other

During the very first off-season that this blog existed, the Pirates tried to sign Bill Mueller. I’m having a hard time remembering 100% of the granular details, but what I can piece together from my old blog posts (holy cow — pretty much every stylistic flourish I used to use back then make me shudder) more or less matches my memory of the incident. The Pirates made Mueller...
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher A.J. Burnett Not Sweating Lack of Playing Time in Only Career All Star Game

It has been a long time coming for Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett; 17 seasons to be exact. After 16 he decided that his 17th would be his last. Wouldn't you know it--it has been the best season of his career (to date). So good in fact that he was finally named to an All-Star squad for the first time in his career.With it being his first (and last since he has decided to...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Calming Influences of A.J. Burnett

38,000 fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates were lustily booing umpire Vic Carapazza after his phantom foul tip call gave Cardinals’ slugger Mark Reynolds a second chance that he would not waste. Reynolds drove the very next pitch from A.J. Burnett over the left field wall to stake the Cards to a 1-0 second inning lead. PNC Park was a powder keg ready to explode. Francisco Cervelli...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher A.J. Burnett Hits First Home Run in Close to a Decade

Pitchers are supposed to save their arms for pitching. They are not meant to be big, brawny guys that go after batting titles or anything. Typically their batting averages are among the worst in the league, and they are certainly not known for hitting the long ball--but Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett sure got a hold of one Saturday night against the Cardinals.It's only the fourth home...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

This is what AJ Burnett came back for

After a year in baseball purgatory, AJ Burnett made a beeline back to the Pirates in the hopes of closing out his career on a winning baseball team. Today, Burnett gets the ball with a chance to move the Pirates within 3 1/2 games of the first place Cardinals in front of a national TV audience and a full house at PNC Park. I’m sure that Burnett’s happy with the way he’s started...
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher A.J. Burnett To Wear Custom Batman Cleats During All-Star Game

Pirates  starting pitcher A.J. Burnett has had some really good seasons and he has had some really bad seasons. After 17 years in baseball he is having one of his best yet; good enough to get him his first All-Star nod courtesy of NL manager  Bruce Bochy. Rather than treat it like any other game he has decided to commemorate it with some custom Batman cleats."Self expression is...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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