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Orioles closer Zach Britton not concerned about soreness in side

Orioles closer Zach Britton not concerned about soreness in side

Orioles closer Zach Britton, who was scratched from his first scheduled intrasquad game appearance Wednesday after feeling early symptoms of an oblique injury, said this morning that he’s feeling better and didn’t think the discomfort was anything serious.

Coming off a season in which he converted all 47 of his save opportunities and placed fourth in American League Cy Young Award voting, Britton threw a normal bullpen Monday, but felt soreness in his side the following day and then talked to trainers Richie Bancells and Brian Ebel about the pain.  

“I didn’t feel it actually doing any throwing, which is, I guess, a good sign,” Britton said. “There wasn’t one...

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