Saturday, December 20, 2014

Burrell Leaves with Discomfort in Lower Back

The news is coming fast and furious today. . .

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)
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.

How much would losing Burrell affect the Phils?
It's a huge loss
It's bad, but they can overcome it
It won't make a difference
They might be better off

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.

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

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