Pitcher progressing post-Tommy John surgery
MIAMI -- Florida Marlins right-hander A.J. Burnett took another step in his recovery from reconstructive elbow surgery when he threw off a mound Thursday for the first time in nine months.
Burnett, who had liagament-replacement surgery April 28, said his rehabilitation is going so well that he hopes to rejoin Florida's rotation when the season starts.
"I'm not going to rush it, but in a perfect world I could be
ready by then," Burnett said after throwing 23 fastballs ...
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