A.J. Burnett to put off surgery

Updated: April 15, 2014, 1:54 PM ET
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A.J. Burnett has been diagnosed with a hernia but has decided to continue to pitch and will make his scheduled start for the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old Burnett, who left in the fifth inning of Friday night's game against the Miami Marlins, has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. Doctors said that he will eventually need surgery that requires six to eight weeks of recovery.

"I'm going to have to deal with it," Burnett told the Philadelphia Inquirer. ...

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