Steve Johnson has strained left oblique muscle

Steve Johnson has strained left oblique muscle
June 9, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Johnson (52) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Steve Johnson has a slight strain in his left oblique muscle. Johnson, who was placed on the disabled list on Thursday, suffered the injury in Wednesday night’s game in Houston, and the results of the MRI were revealed on Sunday.

He has a tiny tear in the muscle, and the Orioles are hoping he won’t be out as long as Wei-Yin Chen, who suffered his oblique strain four weeks ago.

Dylan Bundy will begin throwing from 60 feet on Monday. He’s rested for six weeks after receiving a Plasma Rich Platelet injection from Dr. James Andrews. Bundy has yet to pitch this season because of a strained right forearm. 

Brian Roberts will return with the team after the game so he can continue the rehab on his surgically repaired right hamstring in Baltimore.

Jair Jurrjens, who was unable to make his scheduled start with Norfolk on Saturday because of a thumb injury, was able to throw without pain Sunday morning. He didn’t throw any breaking balls or change