Baltimore Orioles add John Means on the 60-day injured waiting list for a sprained elbow

BALTIMORE — The OriolesTransferred left-hander John MeansSunday's 60-day injured List with a sprained right elbow.

After Brandon Hyde, manager of the team, said that Means would not be pitching again for some time, it wasn't surprising that Means made the move. Hyde explained that the 28 year-old lefty, who threw an inning-ending no-hitter less then a decade ago, was seeking second opinions regarding his injury. As of Sunday morning, that hadn't changed.

Hyde stated, “He's going be getting second opinions and being looked at. They're also going to look further into his elbow.” “He'll be gone for a while.”

Left-handers were also available to the Orioles Alexander WellsTriple-A Norfolk selected the right-hander contract Marcos DiplanFrom Norfolk.

Initial Friday, Means went on the 10-day IL.

Means was Baltimore’s Opening Day starter in 2018 and was regarded as the best pitcher on a team that had the worst ERA in major leagues. Means went 6-9 and had a 3.62 ERA for 2021.

The Orioles have seen some impressive performances from their bullpen this season, but the loss of Means from the rotation has been a major blow. After finishing a three game home series with the Orioles, Means was removed from the rotation. New York YankeesOn Sunday, Baltimore will travel west to face Oakland.

The Orioles are yet to announce a starter Tuesday, which would have been Means next turn in the rotation.

Through his two first starts, Means allowed only three runs over eight innings. He was removed against Milwaukee after four innings.

Wells pitched two inning Saturday. Hyde indicated that he would be unavailable for a few days. The Orioles then sent Hyde down to bring in another pitcher. Diplan appeared 23 times for Baltimore last season, posting a 4.50 ERA.

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