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Burnett battling inflammation in forearm

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HOUSTON -- Angels reliever Sean Burnett's visit with Dr. James Andrews confirmed there's no structural damage around his left elbow, but it revealed inflammation and nerve irritation in the lefty's forearm.

When Burnett was placed on the disabled list on April 28, the hope was that two weeks off would allow his left forearm irritation to completely subside, allowing him to rejoin the Angels immediately. But an anti-inflammatory shot Burnett received during his visit with Andrews in Florida on Monday will keep him away from picking up a baseball for at least another week.

"There's nobody I trust more than Dr. Andrews," said Burnett, who threw a bullpen session at Angel Stadium on Sunday. "That was the whole purpose of going out there, just to get his opinion on it. He's done my surgeries [to replace his elbow ligament in 2004 and to remove two bone spurs this offseason], and I've had a lot of success with the other injections he's put in my arm in my career."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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