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  1. Sean Burnett diagnosed with torn UCL, could need second Tommy John elbow surgery

    May 28, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

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    Sad news here on Angels reliever Sean Burnett. MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports that the left-hander was diagnosed Wednesday with a torn UCL in his pitching elbow and will probably need season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. It would be his second.

  2. Sean Burnett had a setback three games into his comeback

    May 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Sean Burnett went nearly an entire year between appearances for the Angels thanks to elbow surgery, finally returning to the bullpen last week. And now, after all of three games and two-thirds of an inning, he’s headed back to the disabled list with more elbow problems.

  3. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 28, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes Jose Bautista

    Eight wins in a row have the Blue Jays jumping for joy.

  4. Sean Burnett shut down with more elbow problems

    Apr 9, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Angels left-hander Sean Burnett began the season on the disabled list while continuing to recover from August elbow surgery and now his attempt to resume a throwing program has been shut down due to more soreness.

  5. 2014 Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Mar 25, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Big Question: After two years of disappointments, do the Angels have a shot? There…

  6. Sean Burnett is done for the season

    Jul 31, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

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    The Angels’ two-year, $8 million marriage with left-handed reliever Sean Burnett is off to rocky start. Burnett has made just 13 total appearances this season because of elbow issues and now Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times passes along word that he has been shut down for the final two months due to ongoing joint…

  7. Sean Burnett shut down for a month with elbow injury

    Jun 11, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT

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    The good news for Angels reliever Sean Burnett is that an MRI exam showed no structural damage in his injured elbow and doctors have told the left-hander he won’t need surgery. The bad news? Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that Burnett will be completely shut down for at least a month, at…

  8. Sean Burnett sees Dr. James Andrews about left elbow

    Jun 10, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

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    Angels reliever Sean Burnett has been limited to just 13 appearances this season due to forearm and elbow injuries. And he’s still looking for answers. According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Burnett paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews today for the second time in the past five weeks. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the…

  9. Sean Burnett lands on disabled list with forearm irritation

    Apr 28, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez comes word that the Angels have placed left-handed reliever Sean Burnett on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27, because of irritation in his left forearm. Tests taken this weekend ruled out structural damage, but Burnett has been experiencing arm discomfort for the past couple of weeks and needs some…

  10. Sean Burnett unavailable due to forearm injury

    Apr 24, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Sean Burnett

    Sean Burnett hasn’t pitched since Sunday because of forearm soreness and Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the left-hander won’t be available out of the Angels’ bullpen until at least Thursday. Burnett underwent an MRI exam and “no significant damage” was found, but according to manager Mike Scioscia the Angels “have had…

  11. Angels outlast the Reds in Opening Day marathon

    Apr 1, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

    Ryan Hanigan, Chris Iannetta

    It took a while, but the first ever interleague matchup on Opening Day is in the books. In a four-hour and 45-minute marathon, the Angels topped the Reds 3-1 in 13 innings this evening at Great American Ballpark. While the hyped trio of Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton combined to go 1-for-14 with three…

  12. 2013 Preview: Los Angeles Angels

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Los Angeles Angels. The Big Question: Can the Angels slug their way to an AL West title? With the…

  13. Ryan Madson to throw bullpen session Monday

    Mar 9, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Ryan Madson had a minor setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery in early February, but he’s beginning to make progress. According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Madson is set to throw a bullpen session Monday for the first time since his shutdown. However, it’s just the first step of a long process. Madson…

  14. Sean Burnett hurt his back picking up his kid

    Feb 19, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Sean Burnett left Angels camp to undergo an MRI exam on his lower back soreness, but the results showed nothing serious and he’s expected to miss 4-5 days. Burnett told reporters that he tweaked his back while picking up his 4-year-old son and putting him a shopping cart at the grocery store. He has a…

  15. Nationals targeting left-handed reliever J.P. Howell

    Dec 29, 2012, 8:59 AM EDT

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    After watching Sean Burnett, Mike Gonzalez and Tom Gorzelanny all sign elsewhere this offseason, the Nationals are in the market for a left-handed reliever. The pickings are starting to thin out, but Dan Kolko of MASNSports.com reports that J.P. Howell remains the club’s top choice in free agency. Howell, who turns 30 in April, posted…

  16. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  17. Angels’ rebuilt bullpen adds left-hander Sean Burnett on two-year, $8 million contract

    Dec 5, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    They still need plenty of rotation help, but the Angels have added another late-inning option to their bullpen. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that they’ve signed left-hander Sean Burnett to a two-year deal with an option for 2015. Burnett joins Ryan Madson in a new-look bullpen after spending the past three-and-a-half seasons in Washington, where…

  18. Cardinals find their left-handed reliever in Randy Choate

    Dec 5, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

    Randy Choate

    St. Louis was initially targeting Sean Burnett as a left-handed bullpen addition, but after finding his price tag too high the Cardinals have moved on to Randy Choate. Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that Choate and the Cardinals have agreed to a deal and Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com says it’s for three years, which is…

  19. Nationals unlikely to re-sign reliever Sean Burnett

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Sean Burnett has gotten so much interest from other teams that he’s probably priced out of the Nationals’ budget to re-sign. Burnett has been linked to no fewer than a half-dozen other teams as a free agent and general manager Mike Rizzo admitted to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com that “right now, I don’t see a…

  20. Nationals re-sign left-hander Zach Duke

    Dec 3, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    After spending most of this year in the minors Zach Duke pitched well for the Nationals as a September call-up and Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports they’ve re-signed the left-hander to a major-league deal. Prior to joining the Nationals’ bullpen down the stretch Duke had been starting at Triple-A and 168 of his…

  21. Angels still pursuing bullpen help, interested in Sean Burnett and Mike Adams

    Dec 3, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto continues to search for bullpen help after missing out on Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa. Fujikawa chose the Cubs, perhaps in part because he wanted a chance to be a closer and the Angels had just signed Ryan Madson to more or less fill that role. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com says…

  22. Cardinals interested in free agent lefty Sean Burnett

    Dec 1, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals’ most glaring need this offseason is a reliable left-handed reliever. And it appears they’ve begun to seriously consider the available options. According to MLB.com Nationals beat writer Bill Ladson, the Cards have expressed interest recently in free agent southpaw Sean Burnett, who posted 2.38 ERA in 56 2/3 innings this past summer for…

  23. Cardinals shopping for “an established lefty” reliever

    Nov 26, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Left-hander Mark Rzepczynski will likely be back in 2013 after an up-and-down season, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the Cardinals are looking to sign “an established lefty” reliever to pair with him in the bullpen. “I’m not opposed to a multi-year deal with a reliever,” general manager John Mozeliak…

  24. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  25. Adam LaRoche, Sean Burnett decline options with Nationals

    Nov 1, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    First baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Sean Burnett are officially free agents after both players declined their half of mutual options with the Nationals. LaRoche turned down $10 million and Burnett turned down $3.5 million after the team previously exercised its half of both options. LaRoche will have no trouble securing a multi-year deal on…

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