BALTIMORE—Brian Duensing was sitting in a chair in the Orioles bullpen during the second inning of their game on Monday night in Texas when something didn’t feel right in his elbow.He had first felt it when he adjusted the chair.
Duensing reported the discomfort, and on Friday he’ll undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove some cartilage in his elbow.
The surgery will be performed by Ravens orthopedist Dr. Leigh Ann Curl.
He was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Monday.
Duensing, who rehab in Sarasota, Fla., hopes to return around Aug. 1.
“It’s extremely disappointing. I was starting to feel comfortable here in the clubhouse and the mound again,” Duensing. “Hopefully, I get back and plenty of baseball left.”
Duensing had Tommy John surgery in 2004, and this is the first issue since then.
“I just kind of rolled over and felt something weird. Next thing I know, it was swollen and I couldn’t move it,” Duensing said.
“The fact that nothing’s torn is obviously a positive.”
NOTES: The Orioles signed 15 additional draft choices.SS Alexis Torres (5), LHP Zach Muckenhirn (11), LHP Max Knutson (12), RHP Ruben Garcia (14), RHP Nick Jobst (15), LHP Layne Bruner (18), CF Cole Billingsley (19), LHP Zach Matson (24), 3B Jaime Estrada (26), RHP Matt De La Rosa (28), 2B Garrett Copeland (30), CF Jake Ring (31), RHP Lucas Brown (34), 2B Tanner Kirk (35), and RHP James Teague (37).
They have signed 21 of their 41 draft choices.
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