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 Posted: Sun May 7th, 2017 07:41 am
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A lingering forearm injury is going to keep Zach Britton out of action for an extended period as the Baltimore Orioles closer was officially placed on the disabled list Saturday, retroactive to May 5, the team announced.

Britton underwent an MRI on Friday evening, although there doesn't appear to be any structural damage to the forearm or elbow ligaments, according to Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com.

Britton is expected to be out for at least a few weeks, according to Connolly, who cites industry sources. It's also possible Britton visits well-known surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache for a second opinion.

After report soreness in his forearm Friday morning, Britton was not made available in Baltimore's 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.

The left-hander has a 1.00 ERA in eight appearances this year, converting five saves and striking out seven. Reliever Brad Brach has been serving as the Orioles' closer in Britton's absence.