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Rule 5 draft pick placed on disabled list with shoulder tendinitis

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Rule 5 draft pick placed on disabled list with shoulder tendinitis

BALTIMORE –- Jason Garcia became the 10th Oriole to go on the disabled list. He was placed on the DL retroactive to Monday with right shoulder tendinitis.

The Rule 5 draft choice who has a 5.98 ERA in eight games, has accrued 37 days of service time, and must have 90 days on the active roster this year in order to be optioned next year.

“I’m just a little tired, take some time off, head to Sarasota, regroup and get back here,” Garcia said.

Garcia was not throwing nearly as fast as he was in spring training. In the minors, he was a starter and he’s made the conversion to relieving.

“I just figured it was probably a little dead arm, still getting used to relieving and whatnot, everyday throwing,” Garcia said.

There was no specific time when Garcia noticed anything was awry.

“It’s kind of been recoverywise, hasn’t been as good as I wanted it to be. Being a starter, you had those couple of days,” Garcia said. “Relieving is tougher on the arm. I noticed I wasn’t able to regroup as quick.”

Garcia leaves on Thursday for Sarasota.

“I’m a little bummed out. I think staying here and not saying anything is hurting the tea,” he said.

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

It's not how you start, it's how you finish, and boy did Orioles right fielder Steve Wilkerson make sure the team went out with a bang against the Boston Red Sox.

Bottom of the eighth, game knotted at four, Jackie Bradley Jr. sent what seemed to be a moonshot to right field...

But what happens next is arguably the best catch of the entire MLB season. 

This catch by Wilkerson is nothing less than spectacular. Not only did he possess the focus to track the ball beyond the wall, but the athleticism to make the catch while almost tumbling over backwards into the crowd. 

This year may have been a huge let down for Baltimore, but here's to a bright spot heading into the offseason. 

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

The Orioles are now five games better than last season's woeful 47-115 record. While they continue to win meaningless games late in the season, their poor season won't go away. 

Player Notes:

Dylan Bundy gave up only two runs in seven innings pitched against the Blue Jays, bringing his season's ERA down to 4.79. 

Also, Trey Mancini went a perfect 5-5 in the Orioles win Tuesday night. He's now batting .373 against Toronto, hitting 25 of his 94 RBI this season against Toronto. Dwight Smith Jr. also impressed with a 3-4 showing, hitting a homer and three RBI of his own. 

Injuries: 

OF Mason Williams, knee, out indefinitely

RP Hunter Harvey, biceps, sidelined, day-to-day

RP Josh Rogers, elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, back, 60-Day IL, 2020

Coming Up: 

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Orioles at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre

Thursday, Sept. 26: Orioles at Boston, 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park

Friday, Sept. 27: Orioles at Boston, 1:05 p.m. at Fenway Park