One of the relievers for the Los Angeles Angels is declared out for the rest of the season after suffering an injury earlier this season.
Sean Burnett had a torn flexor tendon that landed him on the disabled list. According to the Associated Press report, during the recovery process a setback was found that will keep him out for the remainder of the season.
Burnett, who has been on the disabled list since May 28, said Wednesday that a “little tear” was found during an MRI exam by theTexas Rangers’ team physician, Dr. Keith Meister.
The left-hander had the MRI after experiencing “a little discomfort” when throwing off a mound Monday.
Burnett has worked in just 9.2 innings during 13 games of work this season, giving up nine hits, one earned run, and recording seven strikeouts.
This was Burnett’s first season with the Angels. Previously, the left-handed reliever spent four seasons with the Washington Nationals and three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, splitting up the season between the two teams in 2009.