The Minnesota right-hander threw a bullpen session on Saturday morning, his first since experiencing discomfort in his right elbow during his inning of relief work against Chicago on Wednesday.
Burnett said he experienced a shooting pain only when throwing his curveball. The injury wasn't serious enough to warrant an MRI. After a combination of anti-inflammatories and two days of rest, Burnett said he felt OK in the 'pen on Saturday.
He has compiled a 2.92 ERA this season over 24 2/3 innings.
"Today, I'm just going to ice and take another day off," he said. "And be back after it tomorrow."