Orioles News: Travis Lenkins Injury Update is Great for Baltimore

The latest Travis Lakins injury update is a great one for the Baltimore Orioles.
The latest Travis Lakins injury update is a great one for the Baltimore Orioles. / Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Baltimore Orioles reliever Travis Lakins was placed on the injured reserve with an elbow injury at the end of June While he was originally on the 10-day IL, he transferred to the 60-day IL a few days later after the severity of his olecranon stress fracture was revealed. Fast forward to Tuesday and the Orioles have received a great injury update regarding their right-hander.

Lakins underwent successful surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Now, his road to returning to the Orioles lineup officially begins.

Travis Lakins Injury Update

Lakins has appeared in 24 games for Baltimore this season, which includes one start. He's amassed a 1-4 record, 5.79 ERA and 1.429 WHIP during that span, averaging 7.7 strikeouts per 9 IP. Considering how these statistics are much worse compared to prior years, hopefully some time off will get him back on track.

There still isn't a timetable on Lakins' return, but it likely won't be for at least another couple of months. Until then, RHP Spenser Watkins will take Lakins' roster spot and is set to make his first career MLB start on Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Another thing to make note of is that the Orioles likely won't rush Lakins back in the lineup. The club's season is essentially over as they sit a whopping 26.0 games back of first place in the AL East. The Orioles' +50000 odds to win the World Series are tied for dead last in the majors, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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