Saturday, June 19, 2010

Burnett Says Sore Foot Won't Keep Him From Starting

Burnett took took a ground ball off his foot in the second inning of Wednesday's game against the Phillies and maybe he shouldn't have stayed in. It turns out, he may have been hurt worse than they thought, because there is some concern about his start on Tuesday against the DBacks. Here's more from George A. King III:
"A little bit," manager Joe Girardi said, asked if he was concerned with the bruised fifth metatarsal on Burnett's foot that underwent tests Thursday, but didn't reveal a break or fracture.

Burnett (6-5) was scheduled to throw a bullpen session yesterday but didn't. He will attempt to throw today, but there is no guarantee the push-off foot will allow him to do it without discomfort.

"They pushed me back one day," said Burnett, who doesn't believe he will miss Monday's start. "I was hobbling [Thursday], but I am walking better today and that's good."
If Burnett can't go, expect Chad Gaudin to get the ball in his place.

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