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 Posted: Sun May 1st, 2016 12:36 pm
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The Baltimore Orioles announced left-hander Zach Britton left Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox with a left ankle sprain.

Britton came on in the ninth inning to shut the door, but after striking out Dioner Navarro and Austin Jackson, he appeared to hurt himself trying to field an Adam Eaton bunt-single.

He was pulled in favor of Vance Worley, who promptly walked Carlos Sanchez and gave up an RBI single to Jose Abreu, tagging Britton with the loss. Manager Buck Showalter said he was uncertain of the severity of the injury, and the club is taking it slowly.

"We’ll see how it is tomorrow," Showalter told reporters following the 8-7 loss, according to John Meoli of the Baltimore Sun. "(Head athletic trainer Richie Bancells) and them were looking at the replay and talking. He had jammed it more than rolled it. I’m sure you all saw the replay, too.

"The proverbial day-to-day. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. Zach has always been a pretty quick healer, so we’ll see."

Coming into Saturday's game, Britton had converted on six save opportunities, owning a 1.93 ERA while striking out 11 batters.