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Burnett's status for next start uncertain

PHILADELPHIA -- A.J. Burnett walked in from the bullpen at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday afternoon without much fanfare.

Less than 24 hours earlier, Burnett left Friday night's 6-3 win over Miami with a sore groin. Just how much of an issue this is remains to be seen, but Burnett was evaluated on Saturday and will get more testing on Monday. He's scheduled to start again Wednesday against the Braves.

The Phillies have options to replace Burnett if necessary, including David Buchanan, who is set to start Sunday afternoon for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, or even long reliever Jeff Manship.

"We're currently working some things out," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said before Saturday's 5-4, 10-inning win over the Marlins.

Michael Radano is a contributor to
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