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Orioles could go several directions if closer Zach Britton misses time with sprained ankle

Orioles could go several directions if closer Zach Britton misses time with sprained ankle

The first month of the season saw the Orioles bullpen establish itself as a strength for the club yet again, but a five-run night for the relief corps that ended with closer Zach Britton spraining his left ankle throws that into flux.

Reliever Darren O’Day, the veteran stalwart of the bullpen who returned this year even when he could have had a chance to go somewhere and close elsewhere in free agency, said the team can likely weather any storm without him.

“I think Zach’s the best in the game, so it would be a tough period without him,” O’Day said. “We’ve got guys that have done the job before. So, yeah, it was a bad night, but...

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