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Orioles P Branden Kline had Tommy John surgery Thursday
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.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Orioles pitching prospect Branden Kline to receive PRP injection
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.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Orioles prospect Branden Kline to meet with Dr. Andrews on elbow
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.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Orioles prospect Branden Kline getting MRI
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.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Orioles prospect Branden Kline leaves game with forearm issue
Orioles pitching prospect Branden Kline was forced to leave a Double-A game Wednesday after experiencing tightness in his forearm, reports MASNsports.com. Kline is expected to undergo an MRI to gauge the extent of the injury.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Orioles' prospect out 6-8 weeks after surgery
Orioles starting pitcher prospect Branden Kline will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a right ankle/fibula fracture, according to MASNsports.com. Kline will be sidelined 6-8 weeks. The 2012 second-round pick was injured during conditioning drills. It adds further insult to an already disappointing year for the right-handed pitcher. Kline is 1-2 with a 5.86 ERA and .289 opponents' batting average in seven starts for Class A Delmarva. Kline entered the season as the Orioles' eighth-best prospect, according to MLB.com.