Britton to miss intrasquad game with oblique issue

Britton to miss intrasquad game with oblique issue

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles closer Zach Britton will not pitch in Wednesday's intrasquad game as the lefty is dealing with early signs of an oblique issue.

The O's want to be extra cautious with Britton, which is why manager Buck Showalter said right now they'll take it day by day. Baltimore had half of its pitchers throw in Tuesday's intrasquad game and the other half were slated for Wednesday.

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Britton doesn't have a history of oblique issues, at least ones that required him to miss any time. The O's lefty is coming off a historic year in which he went a perfect 47-for-47 in saves.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.