PLAYING TIME: Britton returns to BAL

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Hammel to DL, Britton to debut for BAL

Jason Hammel's (RHP, BAL) absence from the BAL rotation will be much longer than originally anticipated. Hammel underwent surgery to remove loose cartilage from his knee Monday, and despite an initially-projected 3-4 week recovery time,  BAL Mgr Buck Showalter speculates that he'll next pitch again in September.

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