Burrell Leaves with Discomfort in Lower Back

Phillies left fielder Pat Burrell swings during a workout today. He had to leave because of discomfort in his lower back. (Sarah J. Glover / Staff Photographer)

The news is coming fast and furious today. . .

Pat Burrell left batting practice today after experiencing discomfort in his lower back while taking a swing. He left the field, gingerly walking down the steps before disappearing into the clubhouse.

The official word from the Phillies is that he will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

I have no idea how serious it might be.

Burrell is one of the few Phillies who had success against Brewers righthander Yovani Gallardo last season. Burrell hit a solo home run off the young starter in the seventh inning of the Phillies' eventual loss.

Gallardo will start Game One on Wednesday.


How much would losing Burrell affect the Phils?

I don't expect to hear anything else tonight, so stay tuned tomorrow.