John Means injury update: Orioles active lefty ahead of first MLB start since April 2022 vs. Cardinals

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The Baltimore Orioles triggered left-handed pitcher John Means from the hurt list on Tuesday, hours ahead of his start versus the St. Louis Cardinals (GameTracker). Means will be making his very first look in a Major League Baseball video game because April 13, 2022, after going through Tommy John surgical treatment.

Means, 30, had actually developed himself as an above-average big-league starter previous to tearing his ulnar security ligament. In 70 profession looks (65 of them begins), he’s accumulated a 3.81 AGE (121 AGE+) and a 4.22 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He taped a no-hitter versus the Seattle Mariners on May 5, 2021.

Back when Means was last hearty and hale, he leaned on a low-90s four-seamer along with his signature changeup as his leading offerings. He likewise tosses a set of breaking balls: an upper-70s curve and mid-80s slider.

Means made 6 starts divided in between Double- and Triple-A as part of a rehab project. He tallied a 3.74 period and a 2.75 strikeout-to-walk ratio throughout 21 innings and appeared delighted with his development. “I really like where (I’m) at,” he informed press reporters. “I like the way the pitches are moving and the reactions I’m getting, so I feel good about it.”

The Orioles would appear to have the majority of their playoff rotation set, with Kyle Bradish, Grayson Rodriguez, and Dean Kremer securing areas. Means, then, might be completing versus Kyle Gibson, Jack Flaherty, and Cole Irvin for the 4th and last area. Flaherty, a trade due date acquisition, has actually given up 35 hits and 23 runs (all however one made) in 27 innings because signing up with the Orioles.

In a matching relocation, the Orioles optioned right-handed reducer Joey Krehbial to Triple-A to clear area on the active lineup.

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