The Orioles Will Shut Down John Means Early
John Means has been one of the best stories in all of baseball this season.
He went from last year not knowing if he’d ever make it to the majors to become an all-star and the ace of the Orioles pitching staff.
The 26-year-old rookie has made a strong case to win the American League Rookie Of The Year Award and has fans excited about the top of their rotation for years to come.
However, after already having a short Injured List stint and being a rookie on a team with no hope of making the playoffs it would not come as any surprise if the Orioles chose to shut down Means early.
Though he’s only tossed 82.2 innings this season, Means has never pitched a full big league season and is not having risk injury with the team going nowhere. Expect the O’s to end his season sometime in early September to preserve their young phenom.