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Topic - Sean Burnett
Los Angeles Angels reliever Sean Burnett is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his pitching elbow.
On a night when starter Jered Weaver struggled at times, the Los Angeles Angels were more concerned about a reliever who only faced one batter.
A second straight complete game was not needed from C.J. Wilson, who had enough offensive and defensive support from his teammates to make working into the seventh enough.
Jeff Keppinger, Joe Blanton, Jason Bay and a diamond full of players wound up in different places Wednesday at the winter meetings while top contenders waited for a pair of free-agent prizes to make their decisions.
The Washington Nationals parted ways with left-hander Sean Burnett on Wednesday afternoon when Burnett agreed to a two-year deal with a club option with the Los Angeles Angels.
On better baseball teams, the collection of odds and ends that makes up a team's bullpen tends to be much greater than the sum of its parts. And we're seeing that now with the Washington Nationals, who all of a sudden are one of the big leagues' "better teams."
The workload, innings and stress on the Washington Nationals' starting staff has been carefully examined this season. But what has been less discussed is the reliance they have had on their bullpen arms.
The Washington Nationals' bullpen has been nearly impenetrable for the first half of the season, but Sunday it left the door open at the most inopportune of times.
For much of the past few weeks, when the Washington Nationals have been winning and putting up big offensive numbers, it's been in spite of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.
A person familiar with the selection tells The Associated Press that Fredric Horowitz has been hired to replace Shyam Das as the arbitrator for Major League Baseball and its players' association.
The Washington Nationals won Monday night. They beat their division rival Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on a misty, occasionally rainy, night at Citizens Bank Park. They got six nearly unhittable innings from left-hander Gio Gonzalez and all the runs they'd need off the bat of Ian Desmond.
As Henry Rodriguez took the mound at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night, all eyes from the Washington Nationals' dugout and bullpen were on him. The warm-up pitches, they knew, would tell them all they needed to know.
Sean Burnett worked through his repertoire pitch by pitch, knocking off the rust in a bullpen session typical of the early days of spring training. It would be a few more days before he and his fellow Washington Nationals pitchers had a chance to face batters, so Burnett was throwing for an audience of one - catcher Sandy Leon.
Ryan Mattheus climbed the mound with more energy pulsing through him than almost any other time in his career. Jordan Zimmermann prayed that he wouldn't "walk the world." Sean Burnett thought about the long road he'd traversed to get to that point and Todd Coffey reminded himself not to put an undue burden on his shoulder while trying to protect his elbow.
Tom Gorzelanny was just doing what he thought he should. He'd reached base in the second inning on a fielder's choice and found himself gunning for home on a triple to right-center field by Roger Bernadina.