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Orioles receive encouraging report on closer Zach Britton's forearm

The Orioles received encouraging news Monday night, learning that closer Zach Britton’s visit with orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angles concurred with the team’s diagnosis of a left forearm strain and revealed no structural damage.

“[Head athletic trainer] Richie [Bancells] talked to the doctor who saw him out there,” Showalter said. “Nothing really new there from what we thought. In fact they took another MRI. We knew it would quiet down a little bit because the other one was taken a little bit quicker. So we've got a pretty good idea of what type of time frame we're talking about.”

Britton, who had a recurrence of the left forearm strain that has landed him on the DL for the second time this season, was scheduled to see ElAttrache, who is also the Dodgers’ team physician, on Monday in L.A. to determine his next step. Britton said Saturday that an MRI performed Friday looked the same as one done before he went on the DL on April 16.

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