The Baltimore Orioles put starting pitcher John Means on the 10-day injury list with a strain on his left elbow on Friday.
According to Nathan Ruiz of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles director Brandon Hyde said Meaning there will be further tests to determine any structural damage, but the 28-year-old initiator will be out of action for “some time”.
Means experienced tightness in his forearm during Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He left the game as a precaution after throwing 84 throws in four innings.
After the game, Means to Roch Kubatko of MASN that he feels a stretch in his forearm as he pitches the curved ball in both starts this season.
An 11th round pick by Orioles in the 2014 MLB Amateur, Meaning fifth season with Baltimore.
In 2019, Means’ first full season, he hit 12-11 with an ERA of 3.60 and 1,135 WHIP in 31 starts. Means earned an All-Star nod and finished as runner-up to Houston’s Yordan Alvarez for the title of Rookie of the Year.
Over 65 starting a career, Means is 20-24 with an ERA of 3.81. and a WHIP 1,082.
This season, Means posted an ERA of 3.38 in two starts. He allowed three eight hits, with a 65% strike rate in eight innings.