MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli reports that Orioles closer Zach Britton is expected to miss 45-60 days with a left forearm strain. The club hopes to get him back by the All-Star break.
Britton, 29, missed nearly a month with his forearm injury. He returned on May 2 and made two appearances but his forearm continued to bother him. Britton met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who confirmed the diagnosis of a left forearm strain. Thankfully, ElAttrache also found that Britton’s ulnar collateral ligament to be in “perfect condition.”
Brad Brach handled save situations in Britton’s absence and will continue to do so. He saved eight games with a 2.41 ERA in 18 2/3 innings of work.
Twins second baseman Brian Dozier entered Tuesday night’s action having hit safely in all 17 games this season and in 24 games consecutively dating back to last season. Sadly for him and for the Twins, that streak ended with an 0-for-4 performance against the Yankees.
Dozier grounded out in the first inning, flied out in the third, grounded out in the sixth, and grounded out again in the eighth.
Despite his streak ending, Dozier still has good numbers on the year. He’s hitting .291/.356/.494 with four home runs, 10 RBI, and 15 runs scored in 87 plate appearances.