Sean Burnett RP LAA 8 Months

Sean Burnett (elbow) could be nearing a rehab assignment.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Burnett "looked good" during another appearance in an extended spring training game Monday. Burnett has had a few setbacks as he works his way back from elbow surgery but appears to be moving in the right direction again.

Sean Burnett RP LAA 8 Months

Sean Burnett (elbow) will throw a simulated game in Arizona on Thursday.

Burnett threw a successful bullpen session recently, and he'll now face hitters as he works back from a setback with his surgically repaired left elbow. It's still unclear when he might progress to a rehab assignment, and there's no timetable for his return to the big club.

Sean Burnett RP LAA 8 Months

Sean Burnett's (elbow) next step is to throw a simulated game.

Burnett threw what Angels manager Mike Scioscia referred to as an "outstanding" bullpen session recently, clearing the way for him to face hitters. There's no timetable for the lefty's return after his multiple starts and stops, but it appears his arrow is pointing up for the time being.

Sean Burnett RP LAA 8 Months

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Sean Burnett (elbow) threw an "outstanding" bullpen session the other day.

While it's an encouraging sign, there remains no clear timetable for when the left-hander will be cleared to return to the Angels bullpen. With the trouble that they've had in the late innings, they could use him back as quickly as possible.

Sean Burnett RP LAA 8 Months

Sean Burnett (elbow) will play catch on Monday.

Burnett had been shut down for a week after having another setback with his surgically-repaired elbow. There's no timetable for the southpaw's return, as Burnett has had numerous starts and stops along the way.

Sean Burnett RP LAA 8 Months

Sean Burnett (elbow) has stopped his throwing program.

Burnett has had trouble getting over the hump with his offseason elbow surgery, as he's started and stopped multiple times. There's no timetable for the southpaw's return. It's a blow for an Angels' bullpen that could use a reliable left-handed relief option.

Sean Burnett RP LAA 9 Months

Sean Burnett threw 50 pitches -- 35 in the bullpen and 15 to hitters -- Wednesday as he works back from a left elbow injury.

"I felt like I could've gotten hitters out," Burnett said after the outing. The left-hander will remain in Arizona for the time being and is scheduled to throw another simulated game in two days. From there, he may not need much longer before being ready to face major league hitters.

Sean Burnett RP LAA 9 Months

Sean Burnett (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Wednesday.

He was cleared for it after throwing his third bullpen session in six days on Monday. Burnett will then go to extended spring training after the simulated game, though it's unclear how long he'll be there. He does appear to be progressing, however.

Sean Burnett RP LAA 9 Months

Angels placed LHP Sean Burnett (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a left elbow injury.

Burnett has experienced some bumps in the road in his comeback from elbow surgery. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be out.

Sean Burnett RP LAA 9 Months

Angels manager Mike Sciosicia said that Sean Burnett (elbow) was unable to "cut it loose" during his bullpen session Tuesday.

The session was a step in the right direction, but not as big of a step as the Halos had hoped for. Burnett will begin the season on the disabled list, though it's uncertain how long he might be sidelined.