Zach Britton Reinstated from 10-Day DL by Orioles After Forearm Injury

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 2, 2017

Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton follows through on a pitch to the Toronto Blue Jays during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Baltimore won 3-1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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The Baltimore Orioles have reinstated All-Star closer Zach Britton from the 10-day disabled list with a strained left forearm. 

The Orioles announced Britton had been reinstated from the DL on Tuesday prior to their game against the Boston Red Sox

Britton was placed on the disabled list on April 16. Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com noted Orioles manager Buck Showalter was unsure how long it would take Britton to return. 

The 29-year-old left-hander made two rehab appearances in Double-A on April 28 and 30, allowing two hits and one earned run in 1.2 innings. 

Britton was the anchor of the Baltimore bullpen that led the American League with a 3.40 ERA in 2016. He led the AL with 47 saves and had a 0.54 ERA en route to finishing fourth in Cy Young voting. 

Prior to going on the DL this season, Britton had a 1.29 ERA with 10 hits allowed, six strikeouts, five saves and three walks in seven innings. 

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