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Sean Burnett | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Sean Burnett (elbow) is expected to begin throwing for interested teams in late May or early June.
Burnett underwent the second Tommy John surgery of his career last June and probably won't be able to pitch in live games until the second half of the 2015 season. The 32-year-old left-hander hasn't been an effective major league reliever since 2012. Mar 26 - 3:51 PM

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Angels declined LHP Sean Burnett's $4.5 million club option for 2015.

He'll receive a $500,000 buyout and become a free agent. Burnett had Tommy John surgery in June and will likely be sidelined until around midseason in 2015.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 04:06:00 PM

Sean Burnett (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery this week.

It's the second time that he has undergone the procedure. He's looking at another lengthy recovery process and probably won't be an option to rejoin the Angels bullpen until the beginning of the 2016 season.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Angels transferred LHP Sean Burnett from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Cam Bedrosian. Burnett will soon undergo Tommy John surgery.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 06:28:00 PM

Sean Burnett was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

That's usually a precursor for Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. If so, it would be the second time Burnett has undergone the surgery in his career. He made just three appearances with the Angels this season.
Wed, May 28, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Angels placed LHP Sean Burnett on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Burnett just can't catch a break. The left-hander retired the only batter he faced Tuesday in his third appearance since returning from the DL, but he felt more soreness in his elbow in the process. The pitcher is headed back to Anaheim to be examined Wednesday. Burnett has been limited to 16 appearances over the last two seasons due to elbow issues.
Wed, May 28, 2014 01:38:00 AM

Angels activated LHP Sean Burnett from the disabled list.

Burnett had multiple setbacks as he worked his way back from elbow surgery, but he's finally ready to make his season debut. The southpaw has been limited to 9 2/3 innings since the beginning of last season due to injury.
Fri, May 23, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that Sean Burnett (elbow) is getting "progressively better" and nearing a return to the Angels bullpen.

Burnett fanned three in a scoreless inning on his minor league rehab assignment on Thursday. If all continues to go well, he'll resume his customary setup role in the Angels bullpen before the end of the month.
Fri, May 16, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Sean Burnett (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Arkansas on Saturday.

Burnett has had a few setbacks as he works his way back from elbow surgery but has made nice progress recently. He should rejoin the Angels' bullpen later this month if he can avoid more bumps in the road.
Fri, May 9, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Sean Burnett (elbow) could be nearing a rehab assignment.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Burnett "looked good" during another appearance in an extended spring training game Monday. Burnett has had a few setbacks as he works his way back from elbow surgery but appears to be moving in the right direction again.
Mon, May 5, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Sean Burnett (elbow) will throw a simulated game in Arizona on Thursday.

Burnett threw a successful bullpen session recently, and he'll now face hitters as he works back from a setback with his surgically repaired left elbow. It's still unclear when he might progress to a rehab assignment, and there's no timetable for his return to the big club.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Sean Burnett's (elbow) next step is to throw a simulated game.

Burnett threw what Angels manager Mike Scioscia referred to as an "outstanding" bullpen session recently, clearing the way for him to face hitters. There's no timetable for the lefty's return after his multiple starts and stops, but it appears his arrow is pointing up for the time being.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 09:42:00 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Sean Burnett (elbow) threw an "outstanding" bullpen session the other day.

While it's an encouraging sign, there remains no clear timetable for when the left-hander will be cleared to return to the Angels bullpen. With the trouble that they've had in the late innings, they could use him back as quickly as possible.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Sean Burnett (elbow) will play catch on Monday.

Burnett had been shut down for a week after having another setback with his surgically-repaired elbow. There's no timetable for the southpaw's return, as Burnett has had numerous starts and stops along the way.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Sean Burnett (elbow) has stopped his throwing program.

Burnett has had trouble getting over the hump with his offseason elbow surgery, as he's started and stopped multiple times. There's no timetable for the southpaw's return. It's a blow for an Angels' bullpen that could use a reliable left-handed relief option.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 07:56:00 PM

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C1Chris Iannetta
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3Jett Bandy
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1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Kaleb Cowart
3Kyle Kubitza
LF1David Murphy
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2Garrett Richards
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4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
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8Tyler Skaggs
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2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Trevor Gott
5Cesar Ramos
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7Cam Bedrosian
8Mike Morin
9Wesley Wright
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