Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett has a strained flexor tendon and the UCL is still intact, which means he could pitch again this season. That’s much better news then what was reported yesterday. The team also announced that Burnett has received a platelet-rich plasma injection and should return in four weeks.
The 38-year-old is having the best year of his career, posting a 3.06 ERA in 135 1/3 innings with a WHP of 1.34 and a FIP of 3.07. He also made the All-Star game for the first time in his 17-year career.
A.J. Burnett has a strained flexor tendon. UCL is intact. He will undergo treatment in hopes of pitching again this year. #Pirates
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 3, 2015
AJ Burnett was diagnosed w/a flexor strain in his right elbow today. He received a PRP injection & estimated time of return is approx 4 wks.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 3, 2015