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Zach Britton placed on 10-day disabled list with forearm tightness

Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 13: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on April 13, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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The Orioles placed closer Zach Britton on the 10-day disabled list due to tightness in his left forearm,’s Dhiren Mahiban reports. Reliever Stefan Crichton has been called up from Triple-A Norfolk in a corresponding move.

Manager Buck Showalter said Britton suffered the injury during Friday’s appearance against the Blue Jays during which he gave up a run on three hits. He still registered his save, his fifth in as many opportunities this season and his 54th consecutively, dating back to the end of the 2015 season.

While Britton is out, Brad Brach will likely get the chance to close out games. Brach has yet to allow a run in six innings of work this season.

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