Right-hander A.J. Burnett was seen in Pittsburgh today by Dr. Beatty for his one week post-surgical follow-up. Burnett is doing well and Dr. Beatty has cleared AJ to return to Bradenton, Fla. Burnett will undergo a few follow up exams in Bradenton tomorrow morning prior to confirming the next steps in his program.
Right-hander Daniel Cabrera (right forearm tightness) threw a live BP yesterday without issue. He is scheduled to pitch one inning in a “B” game tomorrow.
Infielder Neil Walker (low back stiffness) remains day-to-day. Walker is feeling better each day. The current plan has him progressing to increased baseball activities today with a goal of full baseball activities tomorrow. The results of this step will determine his game readiness.
Catcher Jose Morales (left oblique strain) is progressing through his conditioning, throwing and hitting programs. Morales has been sidelined since the start of camp.
Right-hander Logan Kensing (oblique) continues his injury rehabilitation.
Infielder Gustavo Nunez, who was placed on the 60-day DL on February 19, with a right ankle injury, continues his injury rehabilitation.
Prior to joining Pirates Prospects, Kristy spent a year as the Beat Reporter covering the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ohio Valley Athletics. Kristy will be covering the Major League team for the site.
Kristy studied Fashion Design and Communications at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California (2007) and Broadcast Journalism at Kent State University (2010). While living in L.A., Kristy spent several years as an actress in T.V. shows and movies. She realized she wanted to be a baseball reporter after attending games at Dodger stadium and meeting Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. Kristy was raised in East Liverpool, Ohio and grew up going to Pirates and Cleveland Indians games in the 90’s. She first fell in love with the game at five years old while playing in the front yard with her older brother, Mike and played softball until College.