Found October 14, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
Jason Hammel underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery in July of this year.  He came back in September only to tweak the knee again.  He was able to rest and rehab before the Baltimore Orioles took on the Texas Rangers in the American League Wild Card game.  Hammel made his return during the postseason and pitched two games.  Now, it looks like he will be alright to proceed with his normal offseason program with no ill-effects from the knee. Roch Kubatko of MASN says Hammel will not need a second surgery.  This was a concern when Hammel re-injured the knee in September.  Of course, the Orioles and Hammel did not want to consider this until after the postseason. Duquette also said Jason Hammel indicated that he doesn't need a second knee surgery. "He should be OK." #orioles — Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) October 13, 2012 Hammel pitched 11 1/3 innings over the course of two postseason games this October and compiled a 1.24 ERA.  Hammel was not necessarily the Orioles best pitcher this season, but he was a key piece of the rotation that finished the regular season with a 3.90 team ERA.  He managed 20 starts this season. Hammel pitched for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Colorado Rockies before coming to Baltimore this season.  He is still under team control and arbitration-eligible next season.  Hammel has a 4.78 career ERA, but he had his best season this year with a 3.43 ERA. Follow @mlbinjurynews
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