John Means

#47 SP / Baltimore Orioles / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 230 lb Age: 28 College: West Virginia Bats/Throws -/-

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    Orioles' John Means: Takes down Tigers

    John Means (5-3) allowed one run on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts in six innings, earning the win Saturday versus Detroit.After a couple of shaky outings since returning from a shoulder strain, Means finally looked like himself Saturday. The only run he gave up was a solo home run to Eric Haase in the fourth inning. Means has been Baltimore's most reliable starter this year with a 2.84 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 79:15 K:BB through 88.2 innings, but Saturday was his first quality start since May 24. He tentatively lines up for a start versus the Rays during next weekend's series.

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    Orioles' John Means: Allows four runs Sunday

    John Means allowed four runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two in 6.2 innings in Sunday's win over the Nationals. He didn't factor into the decision.Means loaded the bases in the first inning but allowed only one run during the frame, and he bounced back with four straight scoreless innings. However, he allowed a three-run homer with two outs in the sixth inning that put him in line for the loss. The southpaw was able to settle for a no-decision since the Baltimore Orioles came back in the bottom of the ninth inning, but he's now given up nine runs in 11.2 innings across his two starts since he returned from the injured list. Means tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Detroit on Saturday.

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    Orioles' John Means: Roughed up in return

    John Means (4-3) took the loss Tuesday, giving up five runs on seven hits over five innings as the Baltimore Orioles fell 9-3 to the Rays. He struck out two without walking a batter.It was a rude welcome back for the southpaw, who was making his first start since June 5 after recovering from a shoulder strain. Means tossed 78 pitches (51 strikes) before exiting and over half the hits off him went for extra bases, including homers by Randy Arozarena and Francisco Mejia. Means hasn't won a game since his no-hitter against Seattle on May 5, and he'll take a 2.72 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 71:13 K:BB through 76 innings into his next outing.

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    Orioles' John Means: Activated for start

    John Means (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list Tuesday ahead of his scheduled start against the Rays.Means was brilliant in his first eight starts, cruising to a 1.21 ERA and 0.71 WHIP and recording a no-hitter against the Mariners. He struggled to a 5.21 ERA over his next four starts, then hit the injured list with a shoulder strain in early June. He's ready to go again following a trio of rehab outings, but he might not be able to pitch very deep into Tuesday's contest, as none of those rehab appearances lasted longer than three innings. Ryan McKenna was optioned in a corresponding move.

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    Orioles' John Means: Returning Tuesday

    John Means (shoulder) will be activated to start Tuesday's game in Tampa Bay, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.It's been an eventful year for Means, who logged the best start of his career -- a no-hitter May 5 in Seattle -- amid a breakout season before missing almost six weeks with a shoulder injury. He made three rehab appearances, building up to three innings in each of his last two outings. Means could go deep enough to get the win Tuesday, but he will likely be on some sort of pitch count.

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    Orioles' John Means: Increases workload in rehab outing

    John Means (shoulder) threw three innings and 74 pitches in his rehab outing with Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.This outing was Means' second rehab outing, and he utilized the appearance to increase his pitch count. Means has been out since June 6, though reports suggest he could work up to 90 pitches upon his return to the big-league rotation. He remains on track to be activated at some point during the team's series with the Rays beginning July 19.

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    Orioles' John Means: Making another rehab start Friday

    John Means (shoulder) is expected to pitch three or four innings during his second rehab start Friday at Double-A Bowie, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.The left-hander fired two frames in his first rehab outing Sunday and will continue ramping up his workload in the minors. Means is then tentatively scheduled for another start at Triple-A Norfolk next week, potentially putting him on track to rejoin the big-league rotation after the All-Star break during a three-game set in Tampa Bay beginning July 19.

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    Orioles' John Means: Rehab assignment on tap

    John Means (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Aberdeen on Sunday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.Means has been out since June 6 due to a left shoulder strain, but he's made good progress recently and will begin a rehab stint Sunday. The Baltimore Orioles are hopeful that the left-hander will be able to return to the major-league club shortly after the All-Star break, and a better idea of his status could be revealed based on how he feels following his rehab start. He's expected to throw 2-3 innings in his first appearance with High-A Aberdeen, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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    Orioles' John Means: Likely out through All-Star break

    John Means (shoulder) will likely be sidelined until after the All-Star break, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.Means has been sidelined since June 6 but is only playing catch and hasn't yet resumed mound work. Manager Brandon Hyde previously said the southpaw would be sidelined until around the All-Star break, but the skipper is now hopeful the lefty will be able to return shortly after the break. Tom Eshelman should remain in the rotation while Means and Bruce Zimmermann (biceps) are on the injured list.

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    Orioles' John Means: Yet to resume mound work

    John Means (shoulder) hasn't yet resumed throwing off a mound, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.Means began a throwing progression at the Baltimore Orioles' spring training facility Tuesday, but he's still only playing catch. As a result, manager Brandon Hyde said the left-hander will likely be sidelined until around the All-Star break. The 28-year-old has been on the 10-day injured list since June 6 due to a left shoulder strain.

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