The announcement came shortly after Dr. Lewis Yocum, who performed Wolf's Tommy John surgery in 2005, and Orioles team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens consulted Wolf on how he should proceed with the injury. Manager Buck Showalter was hoping for the best a few hours prior to Wednesday's 12-2 win against the Blue Jays, but ultimately the news was not positive.
Showalter said Wolf is welcome to remain with the club even though he cannot pitch. Wolf was in Baltimore's dugout on Wednesday night, but he was not in the clubhouse following the game. Showalter said Wolf has not yet made a decision to have surgery.
"He had an impact here," Showalter said. "He got some big outs for us and pitched some innings that we needed pitched well. He's a pro. He impacted this club and he continues to by being in there tonight. If he wants to continue to be with us, then that's his call and I'll support that. He's going to think about it tonight and tomorrow."
Wolf appeared in five games for the Orioles, including two starts, going 2-0 with a 5.28 ERA.
As a result, the Orioles added infielder/outfielder Bill Hall to the roster. Hall played seven games with the team in May and June, batting .222 with one homer and one RBI.
The Orioles could use more depth as Lew Ford continues to battle a groin injury.