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A.J. Burnett’s Wednesday start still up in the air following groin injury

Apr 12, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

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A.J. Burnett is still feeling sore after leaving Friday’s start with a groin injury, CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports. It’s still unclear whether he’ll be feeling good enough to make his start on Wednesday against the Braves. GM Ruben Amaro says the team will know more about his status on Monday or Tuesday.

Should Burnett need to go on the disabled list, the Phillies would call on either Jeff Manship or David Buchanan to start in his place. If the Phillies are keen on using Buchanan, they would have to hold him back from making his start on Sunday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Burnett, 37, has struggled with his command to start his Phillies career, walking a league-leading 14 batters in 16 innings over his first three starts.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 12, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    The Phillies and Burnett need to let Burnett’s groin have the appropriate rest.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 12, 2014 at 9:15 PM

      Burnett is a family man. His groin need protection.

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