By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates announced on Sunday that pitcher Nick Burdi underwent Tommy John surgery on October 14 in Dallas.READ MORE: Tornado Warning Issued In Northern Ohio, West Of Mercer County
Burdi was re-evaluated as part of the 10-12 week rehab process and it was determined that he would require surgery.READ MORE: Local Nursing Home Recreates Day Korean War Veteran Met His Sweetheart 70 Years Ago
He is projected to return to full competitive baseball activities in 16-18 months.MORE NEWS: Clarion University Swimmer, 18, Dies After Drowning
The Pirates have reinstated him from the injured list and has been designated for assignment.