Pirates pitcher Nick Burdi's goal: 'Stay on the field for a whole season'
One minute, Nick Burdi was throwing a 96.7 mph fastball to Arizona’s Jarrod Dyson. Before the pitch reached the glove of catcher Elias Diaz, the Pirates reliever was writhing in pain on the mound.
"It felt like my bicep and forearm area almost snapped. I had a deep throbbing pain after," Burdi said Saturday during PiratesFest at PNC Park. "I think that’s why everyone was concerned. We went back, and there was no fracture in the humerus bone. But two days later, when I had no feeling in my pinky or ring fingers, we knew something was going on."”