Orioles closer Zach Britton threw for the first time since going on the 10-day disabled list with a left forearm strain April 16, playing catch from 90 feet on flat ground before Monday night’s game, and his next step will be throwing a full bullpen session off a full mound Wednesday.
“I felt good,” Britton said. “So at this point in the season, it’s not like I have to build up arm strength or anything like that. It’s just about getting off the mound now.”
Wednesday is the first day Britton is eligible to return from the disabled list, but he won’t make that date. He might still need to make a brief minor league rehabilitation assignment before returning.