A.J. Burnett injures eye in bunting competition

Well. We’re the Pirates. Seriously, how was this not expected. I’ll let Twitter tell the story.

Good morning from Bradenton. The #Pirates bunting tourney is officially underway twitter.com/Pirates/status…

— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) February 29, 2012

#pirates rhp AJ Burnett is assisted by trainer after fouling ball off his face in bunt drill twitter.com/BiertempfelTri…

— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) February 29, 2012

A.J. Burnett fouls ball off face under right eye, taken off field. Doesn’t appear serious.

— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) February 29, 2012

First word from Hurdle, exiting trainer’s room, on AJ: “He’s all right.” #Pirates #MLB

— Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) February 29, 2012


— Jim Rosati (@northsidenotch) February 29, 2012

RHP A.J. Burnett is scheduled to travel today to Pittsburgh, where he will have additional medical examinations on his right eye.

— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) February 29, 2012

A true Pirate #Burnett #FouledOffTheEye yfrog.com/mgnlop

— Jon Anderson (@McEffect) February 29, 2012