BALTIMORE—Orioles starting pitcher John Means left Wednesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers after four innings because of left forearm tightness, according to the team. Means threw just 51 pitches.
He allowed two runs in the second inning and retired the last seven batters he faced. Orioles manager Brandon Hyde is being careful with the workload for his pitchers early in the season because spring training was only four weeks after the lockout instead of the usual six.
Means has spent time on the injured list each of the last three seasons. In 2021, Means missed six weeks because of a left shoulder injury. He also has missed time because of arm fatigue.
Means allowed one run on four hits and threw 84 pitches in his first start last Friday against Tampa Bay.