A.J. Burnett lands on DL with strained calf


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A.J. Burnett has landed on the disabled list with a strained right calf. The Pirates have not released any indication of how severe the injury is, which is retroactive to June 9.

The Pirates will need to name a replacement by Saturday.

Prior to landing on the disabled list, Burnett had made 14 starts compiling a 4-6 record and a 3.12 ERA. Once known as fragile the 36-year-old Burnett had pitched 186 or more innings in each of the previous five seasons.

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