Now Commenting On:

Mickolio placed on DL with inflammation

Mickolio placed on DL

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles thinned out their bullpen by one arm on Thursday, when they placed rookie Kam Mickolio on the disabled list with a case of inflammation in his right shoulder. Mickolio, who has just pitched twice since the beginning of September, will relax for the rest of the season and begin a throwing program in December.

"He'll stay with us through the homestand, and then we're going to send him home," said manager Dave Trembley, who then referred further questions to the team's president of baseball operations. "I think Andy MacPhail would be able to explain that clearer to you, but it's because the games count in September just as much as they do in July and August. So if guys are not able to perform or participate, they're going on the DL."

Mickolio, who was acquired as part of a five-player package for Erik Bedard before the 2008 season, worked to a 2.63 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .220 batting average this season. The right-hander began the season at Triple-A Norfolk, where he worked to a 3-3 record and a 3.50 ERA in his first 35 appearances.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español