Friday, March 2, 2012

Burnett...Traded and Injured

Talk about just bad luck...or simply fate...but AJ Burnett is injured once again!  This after recently joining the Pittsburgh Pirates after being traded to the Steel City franchise by the New York Yankees.   Burnett and injuries have a long history together...and for AJ he just can't seem to get rid of this baggage.  Brunett suffered an orbital fracture after making a terrible bunting attempt (see the photo - luv it!).   He will be out for 2-3 months after the surgery.   Speaking of injury prone players, Grady Sizemore will be undergoing back surgery and he too could be out for 2-3 months.   In short, after a week into spring training 2012...there are some significant injuries happening.

Yu Darvish apparently looked good to Mike Napoli, who caught his first bullpen session.   The Japanese star is set to pitch in an intersquad game on Friday and may pitch in the opening spring training game for the Rangers on Saturday. 

Hearing these reports out of the New York Mets camp that Johan Santana is pitching well and could be ready for the season opener is starting to pique my interest in the aging Mets starter.  If Johan manages to find his form, he could work his way into relevance with the Mets...who really do need their ace to come back to form.   Santana at 50% couldn't be worse then anyone else on the Mets starting rotation.  

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