Apr 3, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Sean Burnett (24) is pulled by manager Mike Scioscia (14) during the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Angels 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels’ Sean Burnett Visits Dr. James Andrews


The Los Angeles Angels were happy to sign relief pitcher Sean Burnett, but he has had trouble staying healthy this year and as a result he’s only seen action in a total of  13 games. Burnett has missed 35 games this season, but what is most troubling is that he made a visit to renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday … again.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia says that the meetings a precautionary, but when you meet with someone like Dr. Andrews twice in five weeks there is a definite reason for concern. During the first visit, Burnett had two bone spurs removed from his elbow that underwent Tommy John’s surgery in 2004.

As for the diagnosis this time around, it seems like the Angels don’t have an immediate plan.

“Right now, nothing’s definite as to what’s going to happen with Sean,” Scioscia said, via Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. “We’ll just see where it goes.”

Burnett signed a two-year, $8 million contract this offseason. The Angels are hoping they will get a better return on their investment, but it is going to take some seriously getting healthy before that is even a possibility.

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