Though Hammel said there's no official timetable for his return, he said he hopes to pitch again this season.
"It's the best situation we could have," Hammel said after Thursday's game. "I was pumped to hear that. I thought something else was going on just by the way it felt."
"We got good news that there's no new injury we can see on the MRI," Orioles manager
Hammel limped off the mound in the fourth inning of Tuesday's win over the
But Hammel said his knee felt significantly better on Thursday after a day of rest. He said he will likely rest the knee several more days before beginning strengthening work and trying to push off his leg.
"I want to get back out there as soon as I can," he said. "But obviously, if I can't use my leg, I can't pitch."
Strong outing for Chen
Wei-Yin Chen delivered one of his better starts of the season Thursday, six days after the
Though he did not figure in the decision, Chen allowed only two runs and struck out seven in 7 1/3 innings, his second-longest outing of the season. The Taiwanese left-hander has struggled to string together effective starts in recent weeks.
"Wei-Yin was outstanding," Showalter said. "He was sharp. He was as impressive as anybody."
The Orioles have scored three or fewer runs while Chen was in the game in 14 of his last 22 starts.
Around the horn
Showalter announced that left-hander