Burdi (biceps) underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome Tuesday and will miss the rest of the 2019 season.
Burdi was already on the 60-day injured list due to a right biceps strain and resumed throwing earlier in June, but he'll now miss the remainder of the season after the surgery. The 26-year-old is expected to be fully cleared for baseball activities by spring training.
Burdi (biceps) played catch Wednesday, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Burdi has been shut down from throwing since suffering a strained biceps tendon back in mid-April, so this is a step in the right direction for the right-hander. That said, it remains to be seen when he'll be cleared to resume mound work, leaving him without a return date.
Burdi (biceps) has yet to resume throwing, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Burdi has been shut down from throwing since suffering a strained biceps tendon back in mid-April. Until he picks up a throwing program, the right-hander will remain without a timetable for his return.
Burdi (biceps) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Burdi will make way on the 40-man roster for the newly acquired Chris Stratton. The move doesn't appear to have any effect on Burdi's return timeline, as he's been shut down from throwing for four weeks due to a nerve injury.
Burdi (biceps) is dealing with a nerve injury and won't throw for four weeks, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Burdi was initially diagnosed with a strained right biceps and flexor mass, but a third opinion revealed the nerve damage. The right-hander will still have to build back up once he's cleared to resume throwing in approximately four weeks, so he likely won't be ready to return until sometime in the summer.
A second opinion on Burdi's strained right biceps tendon and flexor mass confirmed that he has no structural damage, but he's set to receive a third opinion soon, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Burdi continues to receive fairly good news, and it appears that he'll be able to avoid surgery. Further details on his recovery timetable should become clear after he receives yet another opinion.
Burdi will get a second opinion on his strained right biceps tendon and flexor mass early next week, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Early reports suggested that Burdi may be available to avoid surgery. His timeline remains unclear.
Burdi (biceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Burdi was diagnosed with a strained biceps tendon and flexor mass earlier in the day by team physicians, but he could avoid surgery, which would mean a faster recovery time for the reliever. He'll require more than the 10-day minimum while on the injured list and has been ruled out indefinitely. The Pirates have recalled Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
Burdi has a strained biceps tendon and flexor mass but may be able to avoid surgery, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Burdi appeared to suffer a serious injury Monday against the Diamondbacks, going down in obvious pain after throwing a pitch. An MRI revealed no full tear or fracture, so he appears to have avoided the worst-case scenario. He's out indefinitely, and the Pirates would be wise to treat him with caution, as Burdi has thrown just 21 innings since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2017.
Pittsburgh has announced that Burdi left Monday's game against Arizona due to right elbow and biceps pain, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
This isn't a great initial sign for Burdi, who has logged just 21 total innings since undergoing Tommy John surgery in June of 2017. He'll have to undergo further testing before the full extent of his injury is uncovered.
Burdi left Monday's game against the Diamondbacks due to an apparent arm injury, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Burdi went down in a heap immediately after throwing a pitch, and he was holding his right biceps in obvious pain. Although this looked to be a significant injury for Burdi, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2017, the severity of the issue is not yet known.
Burdi is available out of the bullpen Wednesday against the Tigers, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Burdi was unavailable Tuesday due to rest purposes, but he should assume his normal role out of the bullpen for Wednesday's series finale. Through eight appearances this season, the right-hander owns a 4.05 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 13:1 K:BB in 6.2 innings.
Burdi will be held out of Tuesday's game against Detroit for rest purposes, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Burdi has pitched in three of his team's last five matchups, per Wilborn, so the Pirates have elected to give the reliever a rest Tuesday evening. Felipe Vazquez will also be unavailable, for the same reason.
Burdi hurled a scoreless seventh inning Sunday, allowing one hit while striking out one batter against the Nationals.
The Rule 5 pick is becoming more important to the team's bullpen by the day. He's compiled five consecutive scoreless outings after giving up three runs in his first three appearances. Burdi holds an impressive 13:1 K:BB in 6.2 innings and could move into a higher-leverage situation due to Keone Kela and Richard Rodriguez's inconsistencies.
Burdi struck out three batters in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against Cincinnati.
The Rule 5 pickup mixed a high-90s fastball with a sharp-breaking slider, setting the Reds down in order. Burdi took one of the team's last bullpen spots out of spring training, but he could find himself pitching in more meaningful situations with continued success. For the time being, Burdi will simply try to establish himself in the majors after totaling only three big-league appearances.
Burdi threw a perfect inning against the Twins on Wednesday.
The Rule 5 pickup, who spent one month on Pittsburgh's roster last season, will need to stay with the team an additional two months or be offered back to Minnesota. "He's come in in a good spot. He's been competing. He's been making pitches," manager Clint Hurdle said. "The velocity's playing. The slider's come into play a little bit. He continues to give you things to think about." Burdi has posted a 1.93 ERA in 9.2 spring innings, including a 13:3 K:BB. As a result, there's a good chance he takes the last bullpen spot and pitches in middle relief to start 2019.
Burdi (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Saturday and added to the Pirates' active roster.
Burdi has pitched nine innings this season at High-A, Double-A and Triple-A while working his way back from Tommy john surgery. He allowed a combined seven runs on 16 hits and six walks while striking out 14. The 25-year-old has an electric fastball and slider, though, like most relief prospects, he comes with command concerns.
Burdi (elbow) shifted his rehab assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis and retired two of the five batters he faced Wednesday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was charged with two runs (one earned) on three hits and a wild pitch in the loss.
Prior to joining the Triple-A club, Burdi, who is on the mend from Tommy John surgery, had made five rehab appearances between the Florida State and Eastern Leagues. None of those outings had come since July 31, however, though the Pirates didn't indicate the right-hander suffered any sort of setback. The Rule 5 pick could make regular appearances at Triple-A for the next week or so before being activated from the 60-day disabled list when rosters expand in September.
Burdi (elbow) tossed a scoreless inning in a rehab outing Monday for Double-A Akron, working around a hit and a walk and striking out two.
It was the third rehab appearance for Burdi, who is nearing the finish line in his recovery from the Tommy John surgery he required last May. The elbow injury didn't deter the Pirates from acquiring him in the Rule 5 draft, which means that Burdi will have a spot on the big club's active roster waiting for him once his 30-day rehab window expires. If the Pirates aren't willing to spare a spot in the bullpen for the right-hander, he would be subject to waivers and offered back to the Twins.
Burdi (elbow) began a rehab assignment with High-A Bradenton on Monday.
Burdi will make his first competitive pitches since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May. The length of his absence means he'll need a long rehab assignment before being considered for major-league action, though the Pirates will have to call him up once his rehab stint ends as he was selected in the Rule 5 draft over the offseason. So far in his professional career, he's topped out at the Double-A level, recording a 3.17 ERA there in 63.2 innings with the Twins' Chattanooga affiliate.
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