Means (elbow) signed a two-year, $5.925 million deal with the Orioles on Saturday, avoiding arbitration for the next two seasons, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Means won't be pitching for the Orioles any time soon, as he underwent Tommy John surgery in late April, a procedure which will cost him all of this season and a fair portion of next year as well. The two-year agreement signed Saturday allows him to keep his focus on his rehab throughout this season and the following offseason.
Means (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. Means will be forced to miss the remainder of 2022 following his procedure, but general manager Mike Elias is confident that the southpaw will be available for a "good portion of the 2023 season," Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. The Orioles haven't yet established their rotation for this weekend with several starters hurt.
Means announced Saturday via his personal Twitter account that he will undergo Tommy John surgery. Means revealed that he underwent multiple MRIs on his injured left arm, and it was ultimately decided that he would go under the knife. A timeline for Means' return could be revealed post-procedure, but his 2022 campaign will come to an early end, and his recovery will likely extend into next season.
Means (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Means landed on the 10-day IL on Friday with a sprained left elbow, and he'll now be sidelined for at least two months after shifting to the 60-day IL. The 28-year-old remains without an official recovery timeline, as manager Brandon Hyde said Saturday that the lefty is "not going to be on a mound for a while."
Manager Brandon Hyde said Saturday that Means (elbow) is "not going to be on a mound for a while," Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports. Means landed on the 10-day IL with a left elbow strain Friday and is undergoing further tests. While the results of his examination aren't yet known, Hyde said the southpaw will get a second opinion once the first round of tests are complete. The Orioles' skipper also said that he doesn't know whether Means' injury will be a season-long issue, so it appears as though the 28-year-old is in line for a lengthy absence.
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