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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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Orioles activated RHP Darren O'Day from the 15-day disabled list.
O'Day has been on the shelf since early June with a nagging hamstring injury. He'll return to a setup role. Jul 24 - 1:14 PM

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Darren O'Day (hamstring) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance at Double-A Bowie on Friday.

O'Day made it through a 25-pitch simulated game Tuesday without issue and will now test his hamstring against Double-A hitters. He should only need two or three minor league rehab appearances before returning to the Baltimore bullpen. Look for the setup man to be activated Sunday or Monday.
Jul 19 - 5:42 PM

Darren O'Day (hamstring) threw about 25 pitches over two innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.

The Orioles haven't announced the next step, but O'Day could be activated from the disabled list, throw one more simulated game, or go out on a brief minor league rehab assignment. The veteran reliever has been out since the start of June with a hamstring strain.
Source: MASN Sports
Jul 19 - 3:38 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that Darren O'Day (hamstring) could be activated this week.

O'Day is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday and it's possible he'll be activated after that. The veteran reliever has been out since the start of June with a hamstring strain, but he's expected to return to a prominent role whenever he's ready.
Jul 18 - 5:49 PM

Darren O'Day (hamstring) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

Saturday's bullpen session must have gone well. O'Day has been out much longer than expected with a strained hamstring but it looks like he's finally turned a corner. It's unclear if he'll need a minor league rehab assignment.
Jul 16 - 5:26 PM

Darren O'Day (hamstring) went through fielding drills on Friday and will throw off a mound Saturday.

O'Day has been out since June 2 because of a right hamstring strain. He was only expected to miss 15 days initially, but this thing has dragged on nearly two months. O'Day will presumably require a minor league rehab assignment before returning to the Orioles' bullpen.
Jul 15 - 5:40 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter indicated Monday that Darren O'Day (hamstring) could return following the All-Star break.

O'Day's return from a right hamstring strain has been slower than expected, but Showalter spoke in a more optimistic tone on Monday. It's unclear when his next bullpen session will be, so obviously he still has some hurdles to cross. O'Day has been sidelined since June 1.
Jul 4 - 8:15 PM

Darren O'Day's (hamstring) next scheduled bullpen session is up in the air after he felt continued discomfort the last time he threw off a mound.

"We are just trying to take it slow and do it right, so I don’t feel it again," O’Day said. "There’s been days where I felt like I was ready for a game, and then two days later it wouldn't feel nearly as well. It’s tough. It’s right on the bone. There’s not a ton of blood supply, as far as I understand, so it takes a while to scar down and re-attach. And the way I pitch, I stress that area quite a bit." It had been looking like O'Day was near a return, but this sounds like a notable setback. We'll have to wait and see how he progresses, but the Orioles might not get him back before the All-Star break.
Jul 1 - 9:50 AM

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

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

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