Speaking with Britton on Wednesday as he was still trying to wrap his head around the injury and its ramifications, he sounded like a player prepared to be released. Any sort of setback could push his return into July or August, with the worst case scenario being that he does not make it back at all for the 2018 season. He battled forearm issues through much of the season and it seemed to drastically affect his control.
The left-handed reliever finished 2017 with a 2.89 ERA after a MVP-caliber 2016 season that featured a 0.54 ERA and 47 saves.
Polls: Moore in Slight Lead in Alabama Senate Race
The poll also found 71 percent of Alabama Republicans believe the allegations of misconduct against Moore are completely false. Forty three percent of those polled said they would vote for Jones while 49 percent will opt for his Republican rival.
At 29 years old, Britton still is in his prime, especially for a closer.
Unfortunately for Britton his 2017 campaign was cut short due to injury. He was set to earn more than $12 million in arbitration. The Orioles are well aware of this and are now fielding trade offers for the young superstar. If the Orioles did have the depth to withstand a significant injury, it was in their deep, late-inning bullpen arsenal. Moments after reports would surface suggesting they wouldn't be fielding anymore offers on Manny Machado, this news broke. Those two premium talents alone could bring in packages that give Baltimore a massive head start towards rebuilding the franchise.
Britton will be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season. Hopefully for all involved Britton can return at the 6-month mark, as originally prognosticated, and show a glimpse of his 2016 standout performance.
Britton's injury causes two blows to the Orioles future.
Residents living west of the 405 should brace for evacuations as well in the event the flames cross the freeway. Rupert Murdoch's home and winery in the Bel Air enclave of Los Angeles are under threat from nearby wildfires .
However, unionists tend to view with scepticism any proposal for harmonisation of rules on either side of the border. Speaking at a joint press conference in Brussels with Mr Juncker, Mrs May said: "We have been negotiating hard".
Mayor Ali termed Trump "wretched" and said the U.S. president had "stabbed" Palestinians with the Jerusalem decision. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
Temperatures are already starting to fall and winds are picking up as an Arctic cold front moves through Upstate New York . Weather conditions during this period will likely lead to snow-covered, slippery roads, especially in more rural areas.
Francois Delattre, France's ambassador to the United Nations , said his country regretted the USA decision over Jerusalem. Even the US' closest geopolitical allies - Japan, Britain, and France - voted in support of the draft.
Sony President Shuhei Yoshida congratulated Nintendo for winning Game of the Year with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . Nintendo previously said " The Champion's Ballad " would arrive in "December", but never put a release date on it.
News reports that the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective, may have you thinking why even bother getting the shot. Four students died of the flu and 81 others fell sick and had to receive treatment at the hospital.
Shazam , the critically-acclaimed music recognition service, will soon be sold off to the world's most valuable brand Apple . According to the most recent round of funding in 2015, Shazam raised capital at a valuation of $1 billion.
Coinbase investigating insider trading in bitcoins
The company is investigating the possibility of insider trading by its employees who had prior knowledge of the announcement. In addition to trading restrictions, it prohibits communication of material non-public information outside the company.
NBC In Early Talks to Revive The Office
There is certainly an open invitation, but we don't have anything happening right now. NBC may be getting ready to launch a revival of " The Office ", TVLine reports .
Huawei Enjoy 7s leaked in full, could be announced on Dec 18
Now, this pre-Christmas launch might be Honor's treat to the fans and we expect it to come with the festive pre-launch offers too. The device will come in two RAM and storage configurations - 3GB RAM plus 32GB storage and a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant.
Nearly time for the Geminid Meteor Shower
This year, Royal Observatory Greenwich is expecting up to 75 meteors an hour during the peak of the Geminids shower. The asteroid, a three-mile-wide rock called 3200 Phaethon , will remain a comfortable 6.4 million miles away.
Israel says demolishes tunnel from Gaza into its territory
Over the weekend, Israeli airstrikes hit several militant sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire, killing two Hamas militants. In response to this attack, an IDF tank and the IAF targeted Hamas terror posts in the southern Gaza Strip.
It's Time to Send Americans to the Moon Again
In September, Trump nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine, a Republican from Oklahoma, to be the next NASA administrator. SpaceX launches rockets for customers including Nasa, commercial satellite operators and the American military.