Orioles Starter Cleared for Throwing Program

He only made two starts this season.

Baltimore Orioles starter John Means has been cleared to begin a throwing program.

Means is about six months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and still has at least another six months of rest and rehab before he's fully recovered. However, if he can manage to avoid any setbacks during that recovery, Means should be cleared to rejoin the Orioles rotation sometime early in the 2023 season. 

The twenty-nine-year-old registered a 3.62 ERA over 26 starts in the 2021 season, before being limited to only eight innings over two starts this season. 

Over his five-year career, Means has posted a 3.81 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 308 strikeouts over 356 innings and 65 starts. He is a former 11th-round pick by the Orioles in the 2014 MLB Draft. 
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