Orioles Starter Eyeing Late Season Return

They acquired him in a three-way trade deadline deal with the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros back on Aug. 1.

Baltimore Orioles starter Seth Johnson said that he will start his throwing program in mid-January with the goal of pitching in rehab games in the minors in August. Johnson said he can do pretty much all exercises except throwing a baseball or medicine ball.
The Orioles acquired Johnson at the trade deadline, knowing that the young pitcher was set to undergo Tommy John surgery just days later. 

This past season, Johnson posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 41 strikeouts over 27 innings in seven starts at the High-A level of the Rays' organization. 

As it stands now, even if his rehab goes smoothly, the Orioles won't get the twenty-four-year-old pitcher back until the end of the 2023 season. He is a former first-round pick by the Rays in the 2019 MLB Draft.
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