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04-22-2012 01:06 PM #1
Britton"close" to being back within a month..
I talked to an Orioles official at the Angels game on Saturday and this person said
that they believed Zach Britton, who is re-habbing, is within 3-4 weeks of returning
to the Orioles assuming Britton has no further complications or is wildly ineffective in
minor league rehab assignments. The Orioles are taking Britton's road back from
shoulder inflammation very conservatively. If Britton comes back and can be
reasonably effective, it would give the Orioles yet another option in the rotation.
This person also said they thought Chris Tillman would be a possible option for the
Orioles if the need arrives. Despite some inconsistency, Tillman continues to show
some ML quality pitches and the Orioles want to explore that.
04-22-2012 01:20 PM #2Plus Member since 03/12 Major League Starter
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Britton being back would be great news. Tillman pitching in the major leagues again would mean the depth that they claimed we added doesn't exist.
04-22-2012 02:03 PM #3
Long term speaking if it takes a legit 1-2-3 to truly compete the Orioles have to have Britton or Matusz as that three. Assuming Arrieta is a #2 (still in question) and Bundy is that very rare #1 Verlander type. Because right now I don't see anyone else in the organization that is close to filling that #3 spot.
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04-22-2012 02:47 PM #7
While I hope he comes back healthy and pitches well, it seems like shoulder issues never end happily. "Close to being back within a month" sounds an awful lot like "Close to being dead within a lifetime".
04-22-2012 02:54 PM #8
04-22-2012 03:04 PM #9
This is great news! I wasn't expecting to see Britton again for at least two months.
04-22-2012 03:18 PM #10
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04-22-2012 05:12 PM #12
I hope we have such worries as only being a #3 starter away from being a contender.
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