I never thought I’d have to use this photo for AJ as a Pittsburgh Pirate. Sigh.
When I read about his accident yesterday, I felt sorry for him. There he was at the Pirates’ training camp, having said how happy he was to be back in the National League so he could bat again, when he bunts a ball right smack into his eye. And now comes word he’s having surgery. Another sigh.
Burnett to undergo surgery for orbital fracture
The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right orbital bone.
The right-hander injured himself on Wednesday at the team’s spring training facilities in Bradenton, Fla. after a bunt attempt caromed off his face. He flew to Pittsburgh late Wednesday to be further evaluated.
There is no immediate timetable for Burnett’s return.
Not an auspicious start for him.