A.J. Burnett News Archive
Burnett said his hernia may be a bit of a blessing in disguise, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. "It helps me to stay within myself," Burnett said. "A couple of pitches, when I tried to do too much, I could tell it wasn't right, but every time I was simple and just nice and easy, I was able to make the pitches."
Burnett dominated the Braves on Thursday, striking out five while allowing just three hits and two walks over seven shutout innings. However, he ended up with no decision in a 1-0 win.
Burnett (groin) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Braves.
Burnett (groin) will start Thursday against the Braves, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.
Burnett will need to have surgery after the season to repair an inguinal hernia, the Phillies' official site reports.
Burnett (groin) is expected to make his scheduled start Wednesday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.
Burnett threw a bullpen session Sunday and felt a pull in his groin muscle twice while throwing out of the stretch, the Phillies' official site reports. "It went away right after that," Burnett said. "I'm feeling good enough to throw."
Burnett (groin) is likely to be replaced by David Buchanan in his next scheduled start Wednesday, as Buchanan was removed from Sunday's start in Triple-A after just one inning, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Burnett (groin) still felt sore Saturday, and it's unclear whether he'll be able to make his next start, which is scheduled for Wednesday against the Braves, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.
Burnett said he isn't too concerned about the groin soreness that forced him from Friday's game, the Phillies' official site reports. "I'd just say it felt more snug that anything," he said. "Like everything was tight, opposed to something going. I guess that's a positive. I tried to mask it, but I guess I didn't, huh?...I'm not too concerned about it, but then again, you never know. I'm not a spring chicken anymore. But it takes a lot to get me out of the ballgame. I'm not happy about that."