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A.J. Burnett Won’t Make His Next Start

A.J. Burnett pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates
A.J. Burnett will miss his next start with a right calf issue. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

[Update: A.J. Burnett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 9. More information can be found here.]

The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t made a decision on who will go down to make room for Charlie Morton on the 25-man and 40-man roster. One issue is that A.J. Burnett has been scratched from his start tomorrow with a right calf injury. Burnett made the team aware of his injury yesterday.

If Burnett goes on the 15-day DL it would create a spot on the 25-man roster for Morton. However, a spot would need to be made on the 40-man roster. Jeff Locke will start on Friday, and the starter for Saturday is TBD.

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Not sure whom they would cut from the 40-man to acommodate Morton. Maybe move Tabata to the 60-day DL.


I say it is a good for these guys to go down in June. Maybe they will be stronger in September. Maybe give Justin Wilson a start on Saturday? Is there a limit to the number of players that can be on the 15-day DL at any time? Pirates have to be close to that limit.


Didn’t some half way legit pitcher get cut recently? I can’t remember who it was because i didn’t think it would matter…


Jon Garland….i say we do that


Gomez out, Wandy out, now A.J.? Sheesh.

Lee Young

The baseball gods hate us, I tell ya!


Let’s just hope their bats stay hot., with the Dodgers, Reds, and Angels coming up.

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