BOWIE – Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton made an appearance on April 30 against the Akron RubberDucks during his rehabilitation assignment with the O’s Double-A affiliate Bowie Baysox.
The Baysox fell to Akron 11-2 in a blowout, but Britton looked comfortable on the hill despite nursing a forearm injury.
“He was fine health wise,” said Baysox Manager Gary Kendall. “His angle and his fastball were a lot better. He got some work in and was very efficient on eleven pitches against four hitters, so it was a good day.”
Britton pitched earlier in the homestand on April 28, throwing two-thirds of an inning and notching a strikeout, but he saw slightly more time on the mound on Sunday. He hurled one full inning and tallied a strikeout. In all, he threw 11 pitches – eight of which hit the mark for strikes.