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Orioles' pitchers John Means and Tyler Wells both out for the season

Guardians Orioles Baseball
Posted at 4:38 PM, May 31, 2024

BALTIMORE — The Orioles have lost two of their starting pitchers for the season.

John Means and Tyler Wells are both out and will need repairs to their ulnar collateral ligaments, general manager Mike Elias said.

Elias says it is not yet known whether either will need Tommy John. When it comes to Means he will go under the knife again after making just four starts this year, all in May. He had Tommy John just a couple years ago.

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Wells had Tommy John earlier in his career. He has been out since April.

"Unfortunately both players are going to miss the remainder of the season and undergo elbow surgery here in the coming days. Both pitchers, after a lot of medical attention and diagnoses, were determined that they are going to require revision repair to their ulnar collateral ligaments and it's a very unfortunate situation for us, for them. Tough news for everybody," Elias said.

"It's really disappointing. [They are] two guys you really pull for. We were hoping for better news. I am disappointed for them personally to not be able to pitch for us this year and be with us. It's a big blow," Brandon Hyde, Orioles Manager said.

He says it is a "strong likelihood they miss part of next season as well."

And we could have seen the last of Means in an Orioles uniform. He is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.