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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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With Zach Britton getting the night off, Darren O'Day pitched two perfect innings Wednesday against the Red Sox for his second save.
Britton was held out tonight after his five-out save Tuesday. That's no problem, since O'Day struck out four of the six Red Sox he faced. It an alternate world in which sidearming relievers were taken more seriously as closers, O'Day might have 150-200 career saves by now. Jun 10 - 10:37 PM

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Darren O'Day recorded four outs to pick up his first save of the season as the Orioles beat the Blue Jays 6-1 on Wednesday.

O'Day came on with two outs in the eighth inning to clean up the only mess starter Miguel Gonzalez made on the evening. With a slate of right-handed hitters due up in the ninth, manager Buck Showalter stuck with O'Day instead of going to lefty closer Zach Britton, who did warm up just in case. O'Day struck out Edwin Encarnacion, allowed a single to Russell Martin, struck out Chris Colabello, and finally got Kevin Pillar to ground out to end the game and pick up his first save of the season. He's been great thus far, as his 0.69 ERA and 15/1 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings illustrates, but save situations shouldn't come up very often for him going forward barring an injury to Britton.
May 13 - 10:13 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 06:11:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 09:46:00 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.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 05:04:00 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.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 11:19:00 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.
Thu, May 8, 2014 11:00:00 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.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:59:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Parmelee
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Chris Davis
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Brad Brach
5Chaz Roe
6Jason Garcia
7Mychal Givens
8Mike Wright