Amid a season that has begun with disappointment, struggle and doubt, one positive stands out to Orioles left-hander Richard Bleier when it comes to his physical health.
“My arm's still attached,” Bleier said. “So that's a good thing.”
Coming off surgery to repair a torn lat muscle that cost him the final three months of last season, Bleier is still trying to rediscover the effectiveness that allowed him to post an ERA+ of 220 through his first three major league seasons.
Bleier allowed runs in three of his first four outings this season, capped by four in 1 1/3 innings in Tuesday night’s loss to the Oakland Athletics. With a 14.54 ERA,...