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Orioles place Jason Hammel on 15-day DL, recall Steve Pearce
Orioles place Jason Hammel on 15-day DL, recall Steve Pearce

The Orioles placed right-hander Jason Hammel on the disabled list with a flexor mass in his right arm retroactive to Monday, manager Buck Showalter said before Wednesday’s game against the Houston Astros. He’s eligible to return Aug. 13. Hammel said he hopes to have an MRI on Thursday. Showalter said Hammel has had tenderness in the arm and that it has been bothering him when he throws his slider. “Honestly, until MRI comes back I don’t know how to describe it other than that it’s tight,” Hammel said. “Sometimes it feels like it grabs when I throw. It’s not like a pinch, but I think tightness the one thing we can label it as. It’s not...

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