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A.J. Burnett was throwing pitches again for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Sight for Sore Eyes: Pirates A.J. Burnett Throwing Simulated Game Saturday

AJ Burnett throwing a side session in the bullpen yesterday is a sigh of relief for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Burnett is scheduled to throw again on Saturday having been cleared to throw a couple innings.

Burnett said he wasn’t ready for live BP.  It was his second session and he threw 52 pitches.

“It was a lot better than the previous two,” Burnett said in the video from MLB below.  [Link at the bottom as well]


Nothing specific was mentioned on what a couple innings  meant, so we will assume two. If Burnett continues to progress, he will be making minor-league rehab starts in early April which was referred to as “time to go,” by Burnett.


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