TORONTO -- Toronto right-hander A.J. Burnett left the Blue
Jays' game Friday night against Boston after four innings because
of a sore elbow.
Burnett, who signed a five-year, $55 million deal with the Blue
Jays in the offseason after spending seven seasons with the Florida
Marlins, began the season on the DL after scar tissue broke off in
his elbow March 18 during spring training.
Blue Jays spokesman Jay Stenhouse said it was "consistent with
what he experienced in spring training.''
But Burnett will be examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham,
surgery three years ago.
Burnett lost his first start of the season on Saturday, allowing
four runs and seven hits in six innings of a 4-2 loss to Chicago on
He allowed three runs on five hits in four innings against
Burnett was a key piece of Toronto's offseason overhaul. The
Blue Jays also added closer B.J. Ryan for $47 million over five
years, signed catcher Bengie Molina and traded for slugger Troy Glaus and first baseman Lyle Overbay.