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Burnett hopes to be back on hill soon

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Burnett should be pitching again soon after a minor setback.

The Minnesota right-hander threw a bullpen session on Saturday morning, his first since experiencing discomfort in his right elbow during his inning of relief work against Chicago on Wednesday.

Burnett said he experienced a shooting pain only when throwing his curveball. The injury wasn't serious enough to warrant an MRI. After a combination of anti-inflammatories and two days of rest, Burnett said he felt OK in the 'pen on Saturday.

He has compiled a 2.92 ERA this season over 24 2/3 innings.

"Today, I'm just going to ice and take another day off," he said. "And be back after it tomorrow."

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Burnett should be pitching again soon after a minor setback.

The Minnesota right-hander threw a bullpen session on Saturday morning, his first since experiencing discomfort in his right elbow during his inning of relief work against Chicago on Wednesday.

Burnett said he experienced a shooting pain only when throwing his curveball. The injury wasn't serious enough to warrant an MRI. After a combination of anti-inflammatories and two days of rest, Burnett said he felt OK in the 'pen on Saturday.

He has compiled a 2.92 ERA this season over 24 2/3 innings.

"Today, I'm just going to ice and take another day off," he said. "And be back after it tomorrow."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.