Injury Update: Orioles Activate Closer Zach Britton from DL

By Vincent Frank on Wednesday, July 5th 2017
Injury Update: Orioles Activate Closer Zach Britton from DL

Out since early May with a strained left forearm, Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton has been activated from the 60-day disabled list. He will be available to pitch Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. 

Britton will not immediately re-take the closer role from Brad Brach, but will eventually resume those duties. Instead, he's being eased back into that role. 

The 29-year-old closer was absolutely dominant for the Orioles last season, posting a 0.54 ERA and 0.84 WHP while closing out an AL-best 47 games. 

Brach has pitched to a solid 2.72 ERA with 15 saves in his stead. But Britton's return promises to be a boon for the Orioles' starting rotation. Not only is he now going to be called on to close out games here soon, it will push Brach to an eighth-inning role. 

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