Burnett was slated to pitch on Friday night against Los Angeles. Jeff Locke, Saturday’s probable starter, will be moved up to Burnett’s spot. Gerrit Cole will still pitch on Sunday, so Saturday night’s starter is wide open.
A.J. has been solid for the Bucs this year, and pitched 8.1 strong innings in Chicago on Saturday. There’s a chance he could go on the disabled list; losing him for any length of time could devastate the Pirates’ staff.
We’ll have more on this as it happens.