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Nervy return: Year after injury, Pirates' Burdi throwing gas

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) The rib is stashed away somewhere in his parents’ house in suburban Chicago, a reminder of what Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Nick Burdi needed to lose to find himself.

The images are ingrained in the 27-year-old's mind forever, every pitcher's nightmare come to agonizing life. The hard-throwing right-hander, his big league career finally gaining some traction following a series of fits and starts, slung an 97 mph fastball to Arizona's Jarrod Dyson in the top of the eighth at PNC Park last April 23 that Dyson took for a ball.

By the time catcher Pirates catcher Elias Díaz stood up to throw the ball back, Burdi was crumpled in a heap on the mound, his pitching arm aflame. Both dugouts fell silent as Burdi clutched his biceps in agony. Burdi had undergone Tommy John surgery in 2017. He knew what it felt like when his elbow went haywire. This was not that, which made it all the more harrowing.

AVG: B. Reynolds.314
HR: J. Bell37
RBI: J. Bell116
SB: S. Marte25
W: J. Musgrove11
ERA: J. Musgrove4.44
Saves: F. Vázquez28
K: J. Musgrove157
NL Central
X-St. Louis 9171.562-
Y-Milwaukee 8973.5492
Chi Cubs 8478.5197
Cincinnati 7587.46316
Pittsburgh 6993.42622
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .265 (6)
Runs: 758 (21)
Hits: 1497 (5)
Home Runs: 163 (27)
Stolen Bases: 64 (19)
OBP: .321 (18)
SLG: .420 (22)
Total Bases: 2377 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.18 (26)
Runs Allowed: 911 (27)
Saves: 31 (27)
Strikeouts: 1443 (14)
OpBA: .268 (25)
OBP: .343 (28)
SLG: .470 (27)
Run Support: 4.74 (20)
Date Player Transactions
2/19 P. Reyes Suspension Announced By League (80 games for violating MLB drug program)
2/13 J. Dyson Signed as Free Agent ( 2020)(one-year contract)
2/13 J. Taillon Placed on 60-Day IL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
2/3 J. Riddle Signed as Free Agent ( 2020)(one-year contract)
1/31 D. Holland Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Date Player Status
2/13 J. Taillon Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day IL)
1/28 N. Burdi Recovery from right biceps surgery (day-to-day)
9/13 K. Crick Right index finger surgery (60-day IL)
9/8 J. Martin Dislocated left shoulder (60-day IL)
9/6 J. Musgrove Right foot discomfort (day-to-day)
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