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Darren O’Day undergoes tests for soreness and tingling in fingers

Sep 12, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

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Here’s some discouraging news for the Orioles as they attempt to hang around in the American League Wild Card race.

According to Roch Kubatko of, Darren O’Day was sent for tests today to determine the cause of soreness and numbness in the index and middle fingers of his pitching hand. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that the issue initially cropped up “one to two weeks ago,” but has become more frequent of late.

O’Day had both his hand and elbow tested as doctors attempt to find out whether the issue is vascular, structural, or nerve related. The sidearmer will not travel with the team to Toronto later tonight, but depending upon the diagnosis, Showalter didn’t rule out the possibility that he could rejoin the team at some point during their road trip.

O’Day has been an important cog in the Orioles’ bullpen over the past two seasons, posting a 2.28 ERA and 126/28 K/BB ratio in 126 1/3 innings. That’s hard to replace.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    He’s been more than an important cog in the bullpen. He’s been hands down the MVP of the pen, and the single largest reason the pen was so amazing last season. Losing him would be devastating.

  2. fukpittsburgh - Sep 13, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    Season is over. It is to the point now that I am shocked if the bullpen doesn’t come in and give up 2 or 3 runs over 2 or 3 innings. What was basically the Orioles biggest strength down the stretch last year is their biggest weakness this year. Not making the playoffs sucks but on the bright side this is two winning seasons in a row for the O’s and we have been saying there is always next year for a while now but now when you say it feels like there is actually some hope behind it.

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  4. louhudson23 - Sep 13, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    O’Day has obviously done a great job for the O’s and sorry to hear he is having problems. He is a very nice,humble fellow who truly appreciates how fortunate he is to get to play the game….

  5. geoknows - Sep 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Soreness / tingling in the index & middle fingers usually = carpal tunnel syndrome.

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