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Jason Hammel on track for September return to Orioles

Aug 19, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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Out since late July with a strained forearm, Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel is scheduled to throw off flat ground twice before advancing to a mound session Friday.

Daniel Gallen of the Baltimore Sun reports that Hammel will likely make at least two minor-league rehab starts before coming off the disabled list, which means he’ll be cutting things close in terms of when the actual minor-league season ends.

If all goes well Hammel could be ready to rejoin the Orioles in early September, giving their rotation another option for the stretch run. Hammel hasn’t been able to duplicate his career-best 2012 performance, posting a 5.20 ERA in 21 starts before the DL stint.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    It’ll be nice to have the extra long relief out of the pen…

  2. tsuscrumhalf - Aug 19, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    If he can look like the Hammel of last year, we can use some innings….

  3. sophiethegreatdane - Aug 19, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    This exact same headline carried entirely different meaning this time last year.

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