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Pirates' A.J. Burnett out 4 weeks with flexor strain

Right-hander A.J. Burnett was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right elbow, and the Pirates expect him to miss approximately four weeks. Burnett underwent an MRI Monday morning and received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in his injured elbow. Burnett, 38, was placed on the 15-day disabled list after allowing 10 hits and seven earned runs Thursday in a start against the Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates acquired Seattle Mariners left-hander J.A. Happ at the trade deadline Friday to take Burnett's spot in the rotation. Burnett, who is 8-5 with a 3.06 ERA in 21 starts this season, may return in time to pitch again this season. He signed for a second stint with the Pirates in...

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