Injury Update: Orioles Injury News And Return

On April 6, Means made his second rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk at Charlotte, pitching three innings and giving up one earned run on one hit and one walk while striking out four. Compared to his first rehab appearance on March 31, when he gave up seven earned runs on six hits—two of which were home runs—and one walk in one and a half innings against Durham, this performance was improved.

Means’ rehab assignment is expected to span over 30 days, according to Orioles manager Brandon Hyde. This means Means, a 30-year-old left-hander, won’t be back until late April or early May.

Means was almost one month behind other pitchers in his throwing programme when he reported to Spring Training on February 14. He returned from Tommy John surgery last season and made four starts; but, he rested for the first part of the summer because of a flare-up in October that affected his surgically repaired left elbow, which kept him out of the postseason the previous year. (Apr 6, last update)

In the ninth inning of a March 30 victory over the Angels, Pérez left the field with head athletic trainer Brian Ebel. The following day, the left-hander, 27, was placed on the disabled list. He started to feel uneasy in the bullpen warming up, and it got worse when he entered the game.

On April 3, Pérez reported feeling significantly better after therapy, which led him to assume he caught the injury in time to avert anything more terrible. Additionally, he expressed optimism that he will be able to start pitching again in a few days, which would allow him to perhaps return to Baltimore’s bullpen by the end of April.(Apr 3, latest update)

On March 22, general manager Mike Elias expressed optimism that Bradish will make his Orioles debut “early in the first half of the season.” The right-hander used every pitch in his 35-pitch bullpen session on March 29, and Elias is happy with his improvement. Bradish left Baltimore the following day to complete his rehabilitation at the Orioles complex in Sarasota, Florida.

“This is not going to be over until it’s over, this is a whole rehab process that we’ve got to complete,” Elias stated. However, since Day One of this camp, everything has been going in the right direction, and now that we’ve banked some time and a few benchmarks, I feel even better about

Because of a right UCL sprain he suffered in January at the onset of his offseason throwing programme, Bradish was placed on the injured list to start the season. On February 16, after undergoing imaging and receiving an injection of platelet-rich plasma, he resumed his treatment.(Updated as of March 30.)

60-DAY INJURED LIST

RHP Félix Bautista (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Spring Training 2025

On February 9 in Dallas, Bautista, who had Tommy John surgery in October of last year, had an ulnar nerve transposition and right elbow debridement. Both the extra treatments and the Tommy John surgery were carried out by Dr. Keith Meister.

In order to release the nerve from compression and remove scar tissue from Bautista’s right elbow, two subsequent procedures—both typical after Tommy John surgery—were performed. His recuperation schedule won’t be impacted, and his right UCL reconstruction is healing nicely. The All-Star closer, who was put on the 60-day injured list on February 14, is still expected to start throwing in April and make a comeback for the 2025 season, according to the Orioles.

Opening Day was on March 28 when Bautista was with the Orioles; however, he left on March 30 to complete his rehabilitation at the team’s complex in Sarasota, Florida.(Updated as of March 30.)

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