Bucs 'hoping for the best' on Burdi's 2nd opinion

The way Nick Burdi crumpled on the mound in tears on Monday night, it probably wasn’t fair to expect truly good news on Tuesday. But the Pirates are hoping their rookie reliever will avoid the worst-case scenario as they send him for a second opinion.

The Pirates placed Burdi on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday before the team's 2-1 loss to the D-backs. The team still listed his injury as “right elbow/bicep pain,” the same thing that was announced when Burdi exited Monday’s 12-4 loss to the D-backs in the eighth inning. Pittsburgh also confirmed that Burdi is in the process of receiving a second opinion from Dr. Keith Meister, who performed Burdi’s Tommy John surgery two years ago.

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