Zimmermann sprains ankle, stays on injured list; Akin will start Sunday; Mountcastle improves - BaltimoreBaseball.com

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Zimmermann sprains ankle, stays on injured list; Akin will start Sunday; Mountcastle improves

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BOSTON–Oriole pitcher Bruce Zimmermann sprained an ankle in a training room accident, according to manager Brandon Hyde, and will remain on the 10-day injured list. The left-hander has missed nearly two months because of left biceps tendinitis.

“He sprained his ankle doing some sort of exercise the last couple of days,” Hyde said. “He was definitely a possibility to start coming up. With the sprained ankle, he’s not going to.”

Zimmermann was expected to start on Sunday against the Red Sox. Left-hander Keegan Akin, who allowed six runs on seven hits in three innings on Tuesday night against Detroit, will make the start.

Mountcastle gets closer: First baseman/designated hitter Ryan Mountcastle is eligible to come off the seven-day concussion injured list on Sunday. Hyde said he won’t but that he’s improving and probably won’t need a rehab assignment.

“I’m hoping he can just come back and join us,” Hyde said. “It’s really going to be dependent on how long he’s going to be out. He’s made huge strides the last few days. Every day has been better. He ramped up his activity today. He responded extremely well. He’s going to do some baseball activity stuff starting tomorrow, see how he reacts to that. Hopefully, it’s not too much longer after that.”

Notes: Cedric Mullins, who left Friday night’s game after batting in the top of the eighth, isn’t in the lineup against Boston left-hander Chris Sale. “A day off. He’ll be ready to come in off the bench,” Hyde said. “I just wanted him to rest a little bit to start the game.” … Left-hander Zac Lowther, who’s on the minor league injured list because of a strained left shoulder, will make his first rehab start in Sarasota on Monday, Hyde said. Lowther will pitch for one of the Florida Complex League teams. … Right-hander Hunter Harvey, who’s on the injured list because of a right lat strain, threw to hitters in Sarasota on Saturday. “He’s progressing well,” Hyde said. “We’re hoping he’s going to leave Sarasota soon, go on a rehab assignment, but he’s getting very close.”

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  1. Buzz1979

    August 14, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Only happen to the Orioles!

  2. Al Nassar

    August 14, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    These guys couldn’t find their way out of a paper bag that has holes on both ends of the bag. Let’s go Ravens.

    • Tileman

      August 15, 2021 at 9:25 am

      So damn true. I’m sick and tired of these hobos and the sprained ankle was the straw that broke the camels back.
      Ravens / Orioles two diametrically different franchises in they way their front office manages the team.
      O’s are a disgrace to MLB and to their fans

  3. Al Nassar

    August 14, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    They are losing their tenth in a row so there’s no hurry to bring anyone back as it will not make any difference. Current score is 10 to 2.

  4. TxBirdFan

    August 14, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Don’t look know but the O’s are now 1 game away from having the worst record in the majors, and therefore the #1 draft pick next year! They have a tough schedule to close out the year and could easily pass Arizona for the worst record in the majors.

    • CalsPals

      August 14, 2021 at 6:57 pm

      That would be ok, BUT they won’t pick the highest/best player, they will go below slot, again…go O’s…

    • The Bird1

      August 14, 2021 at 8:19 pm

      And Elias will underslot and take the 23rd best player with the number 1 pick. SMH! Btw, how come Hunter Harvey never hurts himself in rehab? lol

  5. Icterus fan

    August 14, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Kumar Rocker is looking for a job

  6. dlgruber1

    August 14, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Is there any truth to the rumor that Akin was seen hurrying out of the room after Zimmerman’s “accident”?

    • Tileman

      August 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

      A Harding moment

    • Jersery O

      August 15, 2021 at 9:42 am

      I don’t think Akin has ever been in a workout room.

  7. dlgruber1

    August 14, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    This Boston series so far reminds me of math class back in the day.
    Q. What is next in the pattern?

    • CalsPals

      August 14, 2021 at 7:59 pm

      Hysterical…needed to smile, thx….go O’s…

  8. Boog Robinson Robinson

    August 14, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    On a major league level, up to this point, I think it’s safe to say that Mike Elias has produced the worst team in the league.

    • Icterus fan

      August 14, 2021 at 8:42 pm

      It’s a process.

      • Jersery O

        August 15, 2021 at 9:44 am

        A process that I was ok with until this year. This will be Elias’ third 100 loss season. Enough is enough with tanking the ML Team. Go O’s!!

  9. Judi35

    August 14, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Boog Robinson you are correct

  10. Judi35

    August 14, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    obviously his plan is not working and the only thing we have done is regressed

  11. tman

    August 14, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    It’s time for the fans to boycott the team until the owner gets a clue.

  12. Orial

    August 15, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Congrats to all who posted above. That was some hilarious stuff.

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