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Pirates' A.J. Burnett is hoping to pitch again this season

Pirates' A.J. Burnett is hoping to pitch again this season

Right-hander A.J. Burnett of the Pittsburgh Pirates hopes to pitch again this season after an MRI exam on his pitching elbow revealed a strained flexor tendon rather than a torn ligament. Burnett, 38, said Monday that "I'm going to do everything I can to make it back." He reiterated that he will retire at the end of the season. Doctors told Burnett to rest four weeks before he starts throwing again. But he says that is subject to change. Burnett was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday. Burnett is 8-5 with a 3.06 earned-run average, but 1-2 with a 10.13 ERA since the All-Star break. He was selected as an All-Star for the first time in his 17-year career. Jason...

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