Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right orbital bone.To make matters worse, one of the reasons he wanted to go back to the NL was so that he could hit again. Like they say, be careful what you wish for.
The right-hander injured himself 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.
Thanks to Robot Devil for pointing out that there was video of the incident: