Twice last week, injured Orioles closer Félix Bautista played catch. But an expert on elbow injuries said that does little to clarify the state of the ulnar collateral ligament in the All-Star’s right arm.
In the more than two weeks since placing Bautista on the 15-day injured list a day after he exited a strike from closing out a victory, the Orioles haven’t gotten more specific than general manager Mike Elias’ initial announcement that Bautista has “some degree” of injury to his UCL. Bautista throwing on the field before Friday’s game at Fenway Park was the first tinge of an update on his status, with manager Brandon Hyde urging that nothing be read into Bautista’s capability of throwing.
“I wouldn’t put any emphasis, positive or negative,” said Hyde, who…
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