Karns (forearm) will throw a rehab inning with Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Karns expected a short stay on the injured list and appears to be on track. He's already eligible to return, so he'll miss more than the minimum, but it doesn't appear as if he'll need significantly more time.
Karns (forearm) will throw a bullpen session within the next few days, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Karns has been optimistic that his stay on the injured list will be a short one, and it appears that he's trending in the right direction. He's eligible to return as soon as Friday, though it's not yet clear exactly when the Orioles expect him back.
Karns (forearm strain) thinks he will be back with the Orioles shortly after the minimum 10-day stay in the IL, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. Given the nature of the injury, his optimism seems questionable, but it's good to know that he at least doesn't expect it to be a lengthy stay on the IL. He should resume a mid-leverage role in the Orioles' bullpen once he is healthy.
Karns was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain Tuesday. Karns was a potentially interesting arm this season after some strong peripherals in a small sample with the Royals last year, but the injury risk was always there. He's pitched 5.1 scoreless innings so far this year but has already succumbed to injury. It's unclear how long he's expected to be out at this point. Evan Phillips was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to take his place on the roster.
Karns will be deployed exclusively in relief moving forward rather than as an opener in games, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The Orioles scrapped the idea of using Karns as a starter early in spring training, but the club still turned to the right-hander as an opener for two contests when the fifth turn in the rotation came up. Karns pitched exactly two innings in both games and had mixed results, prompting manager Brandon Hyde to abandon the experiment. John Means will step into the rotation Tuesday against the Athletics to fill Karns' spot, though the newly signed Dan Straily will likely end up being the long-term replacement.