Kline (elbow) will throw from 120 feet next week, MASN Sports reports. Kline was shut down after eight starts last season. Then he made one appearance in fall instructional league before having surgery to repair a ligament in his elbow. At this rate he might be able to get back into game action late this summer. Kline was a highly regarded prospect when he was drafted in 2012, but his status had diminished even before last season.
Orioles minor league pitcher Branden Kline had Tommy John surgery on his elbow Thursday, per Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com. Kline had a PRP injection in his elbow in May to try and relieve some discomfort he experienced while pitching for Double-A Bowie. It appeared as if the procedure helped -- Kline began to resume pitching activities. But further discomfort ultimately led to Tommy John surgery. He will miss most of 2016 while he rehabs.
Orioles pitcher Branden Kline met with Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday, and was prescribed a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow. Kline will then rest for six weeks without throwing, according to MASNSports.com. Through eight starts with Double-A Bowie this season, Kline has a 3.66 ERA and a 6.2 K/9 ratio.
Orioles pitching prospect Branden Kline will meet with Dr. James Andrews to discuss possibilities for his injured elbow, according to MASN Sports. Kline, a second-round pick in 2012, left his last start in Double-A Bowie when he felt tenderness in his flexor mass tendon. Kline is 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA in eight starts this season for Double-A Bowie. He is 12-13 in his minor league career with a 4.31 ERA.
Orioles pitching prospect Branden Kline got an MRI in Baltimore on Friday, per MASN Sports. Kline left Wednesday's start in Double-A Bowie in the second inning, after he felt tenderness in flexor mass area.
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