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Orioles ace John Means announced Saturday that multiple MRIs have confirmed he needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2022 season.
John Means will undergo Tommy John surgery and start working towards a return sometime in 2023. This is an obviously disappointing blow even to a team like the Orioles who placed Means on the IL on April 15 with an “elbow strain.” Means made two starts in 2022, finishing with a 3.38 ERA and 1.25 WHIP, striking out seven and walking two across 8 innings in a sadly truncated season.
The Orioles have placed SP John Means on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 14th. Travis Lakins has been called up from AAA.
This is tough news for Means, as it's unknown how long he will be out with an elbow injury. He has thrown 8 innings so far in 2022, giving up 3 runs and striking out 7.
Orioles SP John Means will undergo an MRI after exiting his latest start with forearm tightness according to The Athletic’s Dan Connolly.
Neither John Means nor the Orioles seem to be too concerned so this MRI seems precautionary. Means himself said he’s never felt anything in his forearm before. Means will undergo the MRI in the next day or so and then he hopes to throw after that. Means’ next start is up in the air but if his MRI comes back clean, he could take his next turn in the rotation. Means owners should be happy he should avoid the IL but stay tuned about his next start, which would be early next week in Oakland.
Baltimore Orioles star pitcher John Means (forearm) has left Wednesday night's tilt against the Brewers early due to tightness in his forearm.
Means was pitching well before he left the game as he finished with two strikeouts and two earned runs against in four innings of work on only 51 pitches. This may be a common theme around the league for pitchers as the league had a shortened spring training due to the lengthened CBA agreement negotiations. For now the star pitchers status should be monitored before his next chance to take the mound which would be April 19th.
Orioles starter John Means allowed one run on six hits and a walk during Friday's start against the Rays. He tallied five strikeouts and the no-decision as Baltimore fell to Tampa Bay by a score of 2-1.
The southpaw was impressive in 2021, posting a 3.62 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and .224 OBA. He has shown glimpses of a legitimate top-of-the-rotation arm. Despite playing on a poor team, Means has fantasy relevance in many formats.