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Angels' Burnett out for season -- again

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Sean Burnett lasted less than one week in his return from Tommy John surgery, and the Los Angeles Angels left-handed reliever likely is headed for another elbow reconstruction operation.

The Angels announced Wednesday that Burnett would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. Burnett was injured in Tuesday's win over the Seattle Mariners, four days after he was activated from the disabled list.

Burnett, 31, underwent Tommy John surgery last August. He made six rehab appearances for Double-A Arkansas earlier this month before he came off the DL. In three outings with the Angels over the past week, Burnett allowed one hit and one run in a total of two-thirds of an inning.

In eight major league seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals and the Angels, Burnett has a 15-23 record with 10 saves and a 3.53 ERA in 370 games, including 13 starts.

With Burnett going back on the DL, Los Angeles recalled right-hander Matt Shoemaker from Triple-A Salt Lake with plans on making him Thursday's starter at Seattle. Shoemaker takes the starting role that would have gone to Wade LeBlanc, who will remain in the bullpen as the only lefty reliever in Burnett's absence.
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