Orioles reliever Brian Duensing injured his elbow adjusting his bullpen chair

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Orioles reliever Brian Duensing will undergo surgery on Friday to remove loose cartilage chips in his left elbow, which will keep him out of action for the next four to eight weeks, per Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com.

How did Duensing suffer the injury? He said on Wednesday it happened after adjusting his bullpen chair on Monday, when the Orioles were in Texas to make up a rained out game against the Rangers from April 17.

Duensing signed a minor league deal with the Royals in February, then signed a new one in March, and opted out last month. The Orioles then snapped him up on a minor league contract shortly thereafter. The lefty had appeared in only seven games, but yielded four runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings at the big league level.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.