Eric Thames

Orioles notes: Britton expected to work back into closer's role after activation Wednesday

Orioles notes: Britton expected to work back into closer's role after activation Wednesday

Orioles closer Zach Britton will be activated off the disabled list after 60 days on the shelf with a forearm strain, and though no one said it outright, it looks as if his previous role will soon be his again.

Britton and manager Buck Showalter had that discussion when the All-Star left-hander returned to the club and arrived in Milwaukee on Tuesday morning, and if not immediately, then he’ll be back closing games soon.

“We’ll move towards returning to that role,” Showalter said. “We’ll see what the game allows us to do.”

Ideally, both Britton and Showalter said, there would be a lower-leverage situation for Britton to return in, though that’s not...