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Darren O'Day | Relief Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Orioles exercised RHP Darren O'Day's $4.25 million option for 2015.
O'Day has put together a fantastic 2.05 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 201/48 K/BB ratio over 197 2/3 frames since the beginning of 2012, establishing himself as one of the most reliable relievers in the American League. It's an obvious move for the Orioles. Oct 30 - 6:11 PM

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The Orioles will exercise Darren O'Day's $4.25 million option for 2015.

It's not a cheap price tag for a setup man, but O'Day has certainly earned it. The sidearmer has put together a fantastic 2.05 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 201/48 K/BB ratio over 197 2/3 frames since the beginning of 2012, establishing himself as one of the most reliable relievers in the AL.
Oct 17 - 9:46 AM

Darren O'Day earned his third save of the season Wednesday in the Orioles' defeat of the Red Sox.

Baltimore led 10-1 entering the bottom of the ninth inning, but Joe Saunders was a mess and Tommy Hunter didn't fare much better, so the O's had to turn to O'Day. He retired the one batter he faced to secure the 10-6 victory. The 31-year-old setup man boasts a 1.32 ERA in 61 1/3 innings this season.
Sep 10 - 5:04 PM

Darren O'Day is dealing with hamstring and hip issues, but is expected to be available on Saturday.

O'Day tested things out with a bullpen session early Saturday and came away feeling good enough to give it a go. He has been simply outstanding out of the bullpen this season for the O's, compiling a minuscule 1.34 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 64/17 K/BB ratio over his 60 1/3 innings.
Sep 6 - 11:19 AM

Darren O'Day escaped trouble in the ninth inning on Thursday against the Rays, cinching his second save of the season.

O'Day put the first two runners he faced on base via singles, but induced a ground ball double play from Desmond Jennings and a weak ground out to first base by Matt Joyce to end the ballgame. Regular closer Tommy Hunter had a pair of taxing outings on Tuesday and Wednesday, which explains why O'Day was asked to close the door on Thursday. Hunter will be back in his regular role on Friday.
May 8 - 11:00 PM

Darren O'Day recorded four outs against the Red Sox on Friday for his first save of the season.

O'Day relieved Brian Matusz for the final out of the eighth inning and worked around a one-out walk for a scoreless ninth inning. The Orioles were up by four runs in the bottom of the ninth, so O's closer Tommy Hunter wouldn't have been eligible for the save if he pitched. O'Day now has six scoreless outings to begin the year.
Apr 18 - 11:59 PM

Darren O'Day (fingers) is available out of the bullpen Wednesday.

O'Day received injections last Friday to address numbness in two fingers in his right hand and was able to throw off the mound without any issues Tuesday. He hasn't appeared in a game since September 7.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Darren O'Day (finger) could return to action as soon as Wednesday.

O'Day reported feeling good after throwing all of his pitches off the mound on Tuesday. The Orioles will see how he feels Wednesday morning before making a decision about his readiness for game action. The sidearmer hasn't pitched since September 7 due to in two fingers of his right hand.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Darren O'Day (fingers) threw off a mound Tuesday.

O'Day threw fastballs off flat ground on Monday, but he progressed to throwing breaking balls of the mound Tuesday. It sounds like injections have helped with the recent numbness in his fingers, so he could be back in the O's bullpen before long.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 03:51:00 PM

Darren O'Day (fingers) threw off flat ground Monday.

O'Day received an injection last Friday to address soreness and tingling in the index and middle fingers on his right hand. He threw only fastballs Monday, but could progress to throwing off a mound on Tuesday if he recovers well enough. The sidearmer hasn't pitched since September 7.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 04:24:00 PM

Darren O'Day received injections Friday in his right hand and fingers.

O'Day has been dealing with soreness and tingling in his right hand, but it appears that doctors have identified the issue. If he makes progress over the next couple of days, it's possible he'll be able to return next weekend against the Rays.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 05:44:00 PM

Darren O'Day underwent two sets of tests on his hand and elbow on Thursday.

O'Day has been dealing with soreness on his right hand, so doctors are trying to determine whether he's dealing with a vascular, structural, or nerve issue. He's not traveling with the team to Toronto and it's not clear when he might be back. It's a tough break for the Orioles, as the 30-year-old has a 2.28 ERA and 57/14 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings this season.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 04:50:00 PM

Darren O'Day boasts a 0.66 ERA and 13/5 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 innings this season.

The Rangers cut O'Day loose two offseasons ago after an injury-plagued season, and they surely regret it, as the righty holds a 2.01 ERA and 0.93 WHIP while striking out over a batter per inning since the start of 2012. Despite being a submariner, O'Day has done a fine job of getting left-handed batters out, as well. He'll continue to help set up for Jim Johnson.
Fri, May 3, 2013 11:16:00 AM

Orioles and RHP Darren O'Day avoided arbitration Saturday by agreeing to a two-year, $5.8 million contract with a $4.25 million club option for 2015.

The deal effectively buys out O'Day's final two years of arbitration and his first year of free agency. He was a major part of the O's bullpen in 2012, posting a stellar 2.28 ERA and 69/14 K/BB ratio over 67 innings.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 04:17:00 PM

MASN's Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles and Darren O'Day are close to agreeing to a two-year deal with an option for 2015.

The deal would buy out his final two years of arbitration and potentially his first year of free agency. O'Day requested $3.2 million and was offered $1.8 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. The 30-year-old right-hander is coming off an excellent season in which he posted a 2.28 ERA and 69/14 K/BB ratio over 67 innings.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 09:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
LF1Alejandro De Aza
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Steve Pearce
2David Lough
3Alex Hassan
DH1Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Eddie Gamboa
9Jason Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe