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August 12, 2020 01:44 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Avoids surgery for now
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi (elbow) won't need surgery for now and will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection instead, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Burdi picked up his first career save this year but lasted just three appearances before his frustratingly frequent injury problems resurfaced. While it's certainly a positive that he's avoided surgery, his latest issue is nevertheless serious enough that he's already been ruled out for the remainder of the year. Whether or not he's at full strength to being the 2021 campaign remains to be seen.

August 6, 2020 02:48 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Won't pitch again in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates have ruled Burdi (elbow) out for the remainder of the season after he was placed on the 45-day injured list Wednesday, Adam Berry of reports.

Burdi is technically eligible to return from the IL on Sept. 18, but the Pirates won't have him ramp up at that point with the regular season ending about a week and a half later. At this time, Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said the team is still gathering more information about the extent of Burdi's right elbow injury, so no formal timeline for his recovery has been established. The elbow injury is the latest in a string of arm-related setbacks for Burdi, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2017 and missed most of the 2019 season after requiring surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome.

August 5, 2020 05:08 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Lands on 45-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi was placed on the 45-day injured list with an unspecified elbow injury Wednesday.

The Pirates handled the oft-injured righty cautiously early in the season, avoiding using him on back-to-back days, but the injury bug returned nonetheless. He picked up his first career save in one of his three appearances this season but may not pitch again this year, as there will be little over a week left in the season if he returns when first eligible in mid-September. Burdi has thrown just 43.1 total innings across all levels since the start of the 2016 season. Keone Kela will be the Pirates' closer when he returns from the COVID-19 injured list.

July 29, 2020 06:08 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: First big-league save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi walked one and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Brewers.

Burdi was called upon to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning. After surrendering a leadoff walk, he was able to rebound, striking out Ben Gamel and inducing a double play from Lorenzo Cain to end the game and record his first career save. Given the lack of updates on Keone Kela (illness) and Kyle Crick's (shoulder) recent placement on the injured list, Burdi seems to be in line to be the primary closer for the foreseeable future, though the Pirates have said they will be cautious with Burdi, so he may not get every save opportunity.

July 28, 2020 04:08 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Getting kid-gloves treatment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi was not available to pitch in Monday's extra-inning loss to Milwaukee, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

"Coming off the injuries he has and what he's done, we're going to be careful in terms of his usage going forward," manager Derek Shelton said. Burdi threw 11 pitches Sunday. Relievers Michael Feliz and Kyle Crick surrendered four ninth-inning runs Monday night while Pittsburgh rested Burdi.

July 27, 2020 10:32 AM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Looks invincible against St. Louis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning against the Cardinals on Sunday.

While manager Derek Shelton hasn't committed to Burdi as his closer, it's difficult seeing the team go in any other direction. The hard-throwing righty -- he touched 99 mph Sunday, also features a sharp-breaking slider. In fact, he whiffed Paul Goldschmidt on three consecutive sliders. The outing was Burdi's first since suffering a season-ending biceps injury in 2019.

July 19, 2020 04:04 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Throws against Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi allowed one run on two hits in the ninth inning against Cleveland on Saturday. He struck out two batters.

Manager Derek Shelton said the team will not have a set closer with Keone Kela (undisclosed) out, leaving Burdi in contention for save opportunities with Kyle Crick, Richard Rodriguez and possibly Michael Feliz. Crick pitched poorly Saturday, leaving the door open for another reliever to get the first chance to nail down a save. Burdi looked better than Crick, consistently reaching the upper 90s with his heater while Crick sat in the low 90s.

July 2, 2020 12:00 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Ready to rise?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi could see his stock rise quickly after missing most of 2019 with a biceps injury, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

He was hitting triple digits with his fastball during Grapefruit League action, where he struck out eight batters in 4.1 innings. The 27-year-old might not hold much fantasy value currently, but that could change if he pitches similarly to the way he did during spring training.

February 27, 2020 11:36 AM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Looks good on mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi struck out two batters in a scoreless fourth inning against Boston on Wednesday.

The righty's season ended in late April last year, when he suffered a nerve injury relating to thoracic outlet syndrome. Manager Derek Shelton remains cautious regarding his pitcher's health. "It's just making sure every time he goes out, he's feeling OK -- not only today, but he's definitely one of those guys we're checking in with tomorrow just to make sure he feels the way he should," Shelton noted. Burdi reached 100 mph with his fastball Wednesday.

February 13, 2020 12:12 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Enters camp restriction-free
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi (biceps) reported to spring training this week without any restrictions to his throwing program, Stephen J. Nesbitt of The Athletic reports.

Burdi will be a full participant to begin camp after he required season-ending surgery last June to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. Prior to getting shut down, Burdi had been lit up for nine runs over 8.2 innings, though he picked up 17 strikeouts on the back of his upper-90s fastball. Assuming Burdi can quickly regain his pre-surgery velocity in camp, he could emerge as a dominant setup man in front of newly minted closer Keone Kela.

August 29, 2019 05:52 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Set to ramp up activity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Burdi (biceps) is on track to ramp up his activity within the next 10 days to two weeks, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Initially placed on the injured list in April with a strained biceps, Burdi had resumed a throwing program in June before he was shut down again after developing symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, for which he required season-ending surgery. The procedure has apparently done its part to alleviate those symptoms over the past two months, so he'll now prepare to take the first meaningful step forward in the rehab process. The Pirates may not have a strong feel for Burdi's availability for the start of the 2020 season until reassessing his condition in spring training.

June 25, 2019 11:48 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Out for season after surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 12, 2019 07:16 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi (biceps) played catch Wednesday, John Perrotto of 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.

June 5, 2019 07:48 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Still not throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi (biceps) has yet to resume throwing, Adam Berry of 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.

May 12, 2019 12:24 AM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Moves to 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 9, 2019 05:16 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Dealing with nerve injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi (biceps) is dealing with a nerve injury and won't throw for four weeks, Adam Berry of 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.

May 1, 2019 12:52 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Set for third opinion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

April 25, 2019 01:20 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Getting second opinion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 23, 2019 03:28 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Moved to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 23, 2019 02:04 PM
Pirates' Nick Burdi: Initial tests encouraging
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burdi has a strained biceps tendon and flexor mass but may be able to avoid surgery, Jeff Passan of 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.

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vs Cincinnati 2.000 0.00003
vs LHB 4.100 2.080211
vs RHB 4.100 16.62016
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