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Pirates' Burnett out 2-3 months with facial injury

Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett is expected to miss two to three months while recovering from surgery for a facial fracture.

The Pirates say Burnett had surgery Friday in Pittsburgh. Burnett broke the orbital bone near his right eye when he fouled a ball off his face Wednesday in a bunting drill. The Pirates say the injury didn't affect Burnett's vision.

Pittsburgh had expected Burnett to be its opening day starter. The Pirates got the 35-year-old right-hander last month from the New York Yankees.

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington says Burnett will return to spring training while recovering.