MLB report: Zach Britton is put on Orioles’ DL
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.
Reds lose fourth starting pitcher, Brandon Finnegan, to injury
Left-hander Brandon Finnegan became the fourth Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher to go on the disabled list and is expected to miss at least a month because of a strained left shoulder.
Finnegan lasted just one inning of the Reds’ 7-5 win over the Brewers on Saturday and joined right-hander Rookie Davis on the 10-day disabled list Sunday. Right-handers Homer Bailey and Anthony DeSclafani are on the 60-day disabled list.
“We can realistically expect him to be back here in a few weeks, but it’s not going to be one or two weeks and he’ll be back in the mix,” manager Bryan Price said before Sunday’s series finale. “At least two to three weeks of rest. This is something they can re-scan and check on the healing and decide if he can start throwing.”
Cincinnati optioned rookie outfielder Jesse Winker to Louisville and recalled Tim Adleman and rookie Sal Romano from the triple-A farm team. Romano started and left trailing 3-0 after three innings in his major league debut Sunday, giving up three runs, three hits and four walks, and also hitting a batter.
Sanchez is sidelined
Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez was put on the 10-day DL because of a blister on his middle finger.
The American League ERA leader last season, Sanchez (0-1, 4.38 ERA) gave up five runs and seven hits, including three home runs, in a loss to Baltimore on Friday.
The blister has been bothering him since spring training.
Jarrett Parker was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the San Francisco Giants, a day after he broke his collarbone by slamming into the fence while catching a fly ball. The 28-year-old, hitting .143 in nine games this season, robbed Colorado’s DJ LeMahieu of a potential extra-base hit in the Rockies’ 5-0 win Saturday at San Francisco. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Parker likely will be out about eight weeks. …
Right-hander Jake Odorizzi has been put on the 10-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays because of a strained left hamstring. Odorizzi left his start Saturday after throwing the first pitch of the second inning during Boston’s 2-1 win over the Rays. Manager Kevin Cash said after the game that “we anticipate this will be a short stay.” Right-hander Chase Whitley was recalled from triple-A Durham on Sunday. … The Houston Astros and Athletics have been postponed because of rain, Oakland’s first home rainout since April 2014.
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