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Berken dealing with elbow discomfort

Orioles reliever Jason Berken is dealing with right elbow discomfort that will almost certainly lead to him going to the disabled list, and could potentially end his season.

Berken, who is 1-2 with a 5.80 ERA in 35 appearances, will see renowned orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum either tomorrow or Sunday. Orioles orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens is also expected to fly to California and see Berken, possibly on Sunday.

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that the pain started in Berken's right forearm and has worked its way up his arm. Berken had Tommy John surgery when he was in college, missing his junior season at Clemson.

Showalter said that Berken is not available for the next couple of days and he's a candidate to go to the disabled list Monday to make room for Zach Britton's activation from the DL.

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