Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton was put on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left forearm, a move retroactive to Saturday.
Britton says he felt pain while throwing a curveball in the ninth inning of Baltimore’s victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
Britton earned the save in that game, his fifth, and matched Tom Gordon by converting his 54th consecutive opportunity, the second-longest all-time streak. The record belongs to Eric Gagne with 84.
Manager Buck Showalter said he wasn’t certain Britton would be ready to return as soon as he’s eligible April 25.
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