One of the early season questions about Darren O'Day has been, simply, "Is he OK?" Before Friday's series opener against the Yankees, the Orioles placed O'Day on the disabled list, so the answer would seem to be no, O'Day is not OK.
The injury for O'Day is listed as a right hamstring strain. MASN's Roch Kubatko said the injury occurred while O'Day was covering first base, presumably during Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.
Orioles reporters indicated that O'Day will receive a PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection in the hamstring. They hope that he will only need the minimum 15 days to recover. They always say that. Maybe this time it will be what happens.
While this is an injury, it does not seem to present an answer to whether or not there's some other problem that has been ailing O'Day so far this season. With a 3.15 ERA through 20 innings, O'Day is having his worst season in an O's uniform to date.
Already this season, O'Day has allowed five home runs. He's never allowed more than seven while with the Orioles, and that was in a season where he faced nearly triple the batters he has faced up until this point in 2016.
O'Day's spot on the roster was filled by Mike Wright being recalled from Norfolk. Typically, a player who gets optioned has to stay down in the minors for 10 days. The exception to this rule is when a DL move is involved. That could mean Wright will start again on his regular turn on Monday.
For now, the Brach-O'Day-Britton trio will be looking more like Givens-Brach-Britton. That still looks pretty good - just not as good as when there's a healthy O'Day in the mix, too.
Whether it's his hamstring only or whether something else is going on, hopefully a short disabled list stay is the answer to O'Day's present issues.