Found February 15, 2012 on
Orioles pitcher Zach Britton is still dealing with lingering issues stemming from a left shoulder strain that landed him on the disabled list in August and, according to MLB.com analyst Jim Duquette, the 24-year-old will be limited to start Spring Training.
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Nobody was expecting the Baltimore Orioles to instantly become playoff contenders in 2012, but today’s news out of Birdland is still depressing. According to Jim Duquette, Zach Britton‘s shoulder injury from late last season is “still lingering” and will limit his workload during spring training. Britton was rated as the Orioles’ top pitching prospect coming into the 2011...
Baltimore Orioles left-handed pitcher Zach Britton will be limited in his activities in training camp due to a sore left shoulder.Britton landed on the disabled list last August and is still experiencing the same soreness in his shoulder six months later.The 24-year-old is poised to be the staff ace for the Orioles this season after posting an 11-11 record with a 4.61 ERA last season...
During Orioles FanFest, southpaw Zach Britton spoke with the media for a couple of minutes.
Britton answered questions about his prepration for Spring Training, his up-and-down year. In addition, he spoke about the rotation, the additions to the roster and a few other things.
Here are some quotes and notes I was able to pick up from him.
Is he excited for Spring Training?
Well, the pitching situation for the Orioles perhaps has gotten a lot interesting when camp opens up next week. I heard about this on the radio this morning while driving to Baltimore, but it looks like Zach Britton may be hurt.
Jim Duquette @Jim_Duquette
Hearing some bad news with #Orioles Britton and his shoulder. Injury from last year is still lingering. Workload...
Zach Britton threw between 30 and 40 pitches with no pain on Thursday, and is optimistic that he won't be far behind the other Baltimore hurlers when camp opens.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was encouraged by left-hander Zach Britton’s throwing session Thursday in Sarasota, Fla.