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Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez confident DL stint will be short
Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez confident DL stint will be short

Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with right thumb blister, said he's confident he will be able to return to the team’s starting rotation when he’s eligible to be activated May 19. Gonzalez was forced from his start Friday in Anaheim after just six innings because of the blister, and he his next start had already been pushed back two days. On Thursday afternoon, the Orioles decided that Gonzalez will miss Saturday’s start to ensure the blister doesn’t become a bigger problem. Gonzalez threw a brief bullpen session Thursday with a bandage covering the blister, throwing nothing but...

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