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Wednesday afternoon Orioles game thread: vs. Twins, 1:05

When the Orioles placed Wednesday’s originally-scheduled starter, Tyler Wells, on the injured list with elbow inflammation with about 20 minutes to go before Tuesday’s game, the spot in the rotation was opened up without a clear idea of who would immediately fill it. This is probably temporary, just for today and next Tuesday.

I assumed this would be a start going to Baltimore’s own Bruce Zimmermann, who is already on the 40-man roster. He had not pitched since Thursday for Triple-A Norfolk, so was rested to go. Having watched Zimmermann’s previous major league outings, there was nothing exciting about this, but it seemed like he was the O’s first backup option in the rotation, at least until the end of the month when John Means returns.