Jason Hammel's start pushed back
Orioles starting pitcher Jason Hammel has some inflammation in his knee and will have his scheduled Thursday start pushed back.
"There's fluid and inflammation, other than that maybe an old injury that had been re-aggravated," said Hammel (MLB.com), referencing knee surgery back in 2008. "Nothing fancy. Other than that, just enough to [aggravate] my knee."
The MLB.com report indicates Hammel's knee has "progressively worsened over his past two or three starts," but that he doesn't believe he'll hit the disabled list.
"I'm very confident about that," said Hammel (MLB.com).
With Wednesday night's Orioles-Rangers game postponed due to rain, there will be a doubleheader. Wei-Yin Chen will start Game 1 while Tommy Hunter is pitching Game 2.
Hammel, 29, has been a revelation for the Orioles this season. He's 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 38 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings.
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