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Friday, July 08, 2022

Former White Sox reliever reveals dark rehab story to social media after release

Burr writes in his Instagram caption, “I got to a point where I could no longer pitch through the pain,” and that “The mental effects of not being 100% may have been even worse than the physical effects from the shoulder.”

Burr was reinstated from the 10-day IL in late April from his shoulder injury, but was optioned back to Triple-A two days after his last appearance in the MLB in late May. In that game versus the Kansas City Royals, Burr gave up three hits and two runs in one inning.

This season, Burr appeared in eight games, giving up eight hits and six runs in nine total innings to give himself a 6.00 ERA.

It wasn’t until June that the White Sox made their final decision on Burr.

“On June 13th, the White Sox released me,” Burr’s caption reads. “I felt devastated, embarrassed and heartbroken. I felt lost. Facing a surgery to fix your shoulder is one thing, but to do it without the support of the team whom you hurt your arm pitching for cut very deep. Literally.”

According to Burr’s post, he underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder and plans to make a full recovery.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 08, 2022 at 06:09 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: July 08, 2022 at 08:03 PM (#6086024)
To be fair:

In a statement to NBC Sports Chicago, the White Sox said: “Ryan Burr’s release had no impact on his 2022 earnings, surgical care, or rehabilitation, the costs of which continue to be covered by the club."

All of which is per the CBA, so he has their "support" in that sense. It does of course affect his 2023 earnings but that happens all the time. If there's a surprise here it's that they didn't just stick him on the 60-day IL (they've used up only 3 spots per b-r). Are they somehow saving money by optioning then outrighting him vs. putting him on the 60-day?
   2. JJ1986 Posted: July 08, 2022 at 08:19 PM (#6086027)
Burr was optioned to Charlotte on May 20th, but placed on the IL May 24th without appearing in a game. Seems like he should have been placed on the major league IL in the first place.

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