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Darren O'Day | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Darren O'Day (hamstring) threw a bullpen session between games on Saturday.
The Orioles were hosting a doubleheader against Tampa Bay. O'Day will throw another bullpen session before advancing to simulated work when the Orioles begin their road trip on Tuesday. It's unclear if he'll need a rehab assignment before returning to the Baltimore pen. Jun 25 - 11:40 PM

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Darren O'Day (hamstring) is scheduled to throw from a half-mound on Thursday.

If that goes smoothly, his next step will be full-mound work. And the rest of his rehab should progress quickly from there. O'Day has been on the disabled list since June 2 because of a right hamstring strain. Look for him to return to the O's around early July.
Jun 23 - 8:43 AM

Darren O'Day (hamstring) simulated his delivery on flat ground Sunday.

O'Day's recovery from a strained hamstring has gone slower than expected, but he's finally showing some improvement. He'll need at least a couple simulated games and/or rehab outings before being activated and there's no word on when he'll be ready for those.
Jun 19 - 12:10 PM

Darren O'Day said his recovery from a hamstring strain has gone slower than expected.

O'Day hasn't thrown off a mound yet and isn't sure when he's going to. The right-hander is eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday but that's obviously not going to happen. The Orioles would love to have a healthy O'Day in the late innings but they're in good hands right now with Brad Brach (1.04 ERA) setting up for stud closer Zach Britton.
Jun 16 - 4:26 PM

Orioles placed RHP Darren O'Day on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 2, with a right hamstring strain.

O'Day injured the hamstring while covering first base on Wednesday. He'll get a platelet-rich plasma injection and the hope is that he'll be back in a couple weeks.
Jun 3 - 4:13 PM

Darren O'Day picked up a save Tuesday in the Orioles' win over the Yankees.

O'Day got the call in the ninth with Zach Britton nursing an ankle injury and worked around a Carlos Beltran leadoff single to net his second save of the season. O'Day's other save was on April 7 against the Twins, with Britton getting a routine day off. Britton isn't expected to be out much longer, so there's no reason to go nuts for O'Day in a non-holds league. He is a truly excellent setup man, though.
May 3 - 10:10 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday that he's not naming a closer while Zach Britton (ankle) is sidelined.

It's not surprising with it looking like Britton will only be out a few days. Darren O'Day is probably first in line for saves while Britton is out, but Brad Brach and Mychal Givens are also possibilities.
May 1 - 11:52 AM

Darren O'Day struck out the side Thursday to earn the save against the Twins.

With closer Zach Britton getting a day off, O'Day showed why the O's ponied up this past offseason to keep him around. The right-hander struck out Trevor Plouffe, Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar to close out the 4-2 victory. He doesn't have a ton of fantasy value as a dominant setup man, outside of leagues where holds count, but if anything ever happens to Britton he will become a must-own reliever.
Apr 7 - 10:11 PM

Orioles re-signed RHP Darren O'Day to a four-year, $31 million contract.

The deal is finally official after being reported a week ago. O'Day reportedly took a little less money to remain in Baltimore, where he's starred as a setup man the last four seasons, holding a 1.92 ERA across 263 frames. He'll pitch the eighth inning again ahead of Zach Britton.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 08:13:00 PM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles and Darren O'Day have officially agreed to the terms of a four-year, $31 million contract.

O'Day still needs to take a physical, and passing a Baltimore physical is never a given, but it appears all contractual issues have been worked out. O'Day has put up a 1.92 ERA across 263 innings over the last four seasons with the Orioles and will remain their primary setup man in 2016.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 08:45:00 PM

MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles hope to finalize their four-year, $31 million contract with Darren O'Day in the next few days.

O'Day tweeted Sunday that reports of him reaching an agreement with the Orioles were "premature," and the Nationals (the supposed runner-up team) reportedly hadn't been told they were out of the running yet. Baltimore's rigorous physical process has killed deals before, but it sounds like that's all that's keeping this one from officially getting done.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 07:19:00 PM

Darren O'Day tweeted Sunday that reports of him reaching an agreement with the Orioles are "premature."

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman first reported of O'Day's four-year, $31 million contract, and it was backed up by many others. Ultimately, the agreement between the reliever and the O's will surely get done, but nothing is official yet, especially when it comes to Baltimore's rigorous physicals. The Nationals finished runner-up in the O'Day sweepstakes.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 01:22:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Darren O'Day is likely to re-sign with the Orioles.

Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun reported earlier this weekend that the Nationals were the favorites to sign O'Day, but the O's must have stepped up their offer. Heyman says the reliever will get a four-year, $31 million contract. O'Day has put up a 1.92 ERA across 263 innings over the last four seasons with Baltimore.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 09:08:00 AM

Bill Ladson of reports that Darren O'Day has narrowed his choices down to two teams, the Nationals and Orioles.

The 33-year-old hurler would function in a setup capacity with either club. The Braves had also been in the mix to land him, but it appears as though O'Day prefers to remain close to home. He's expected to land a four-year deal in the neighborhood of $30 million.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun reports that the Nationals are the clear frontrunner to sign Darren O'Day.

According to Connolly, the two sides could agree to a four-year deal as soon as Friday evening. The Orioles and Braves remain in the mix as well for the free agent hurler.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 06:31:00 PM

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