The Baltimore Orioles placed starting left-handed ace John Means on the 10-day injured list on Sunday due to a left shoulder strain.
Means was pulled from Baltimore's Saturday 10-4 loss to Cleveland after throwing just 29 pitches and uncharacteristically giving up two solo home runs and a single. The Orioles announced Means was pulled due to shoulder fatigue shortly after the game, and this move confirms their southpaw was dealing with more than just being tired.
But it's been a heavy workload this season for Means, who has posted a 4-2 record in 12 starts. Means has posted a career-high 2.28 ERA, struck out 69 batters, and even threw a no-hitter in Seattle on May 5. He was the first O's pitcher since 1994 to be named AL Player of the Week for his stellar outing in that game.
Baltimore will need Means to recover quickly as they sit in the basement of the AL East standings and are tied with the Diamondbacks for the least amount of wins so far this season with 20.