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Burnett hopes to be back on hill soon

Burnett hopes to be back on hill soon

Burnett hopes to be back on hill soon
MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Burnett should be pitching again soon after a minor setback.

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.

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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."

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