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Britton still on track to return before break

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Orioles closer Zach Britton continues to progress back from a left forearm strain with the goal for him to return to the team before the All-Star break.

Britton will pitch on Monday and Thursday at Double-A Bowie and then for Class A Frederick on Friday. He'll head to Triple-A Norfolk after that.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Orioles closer Zach Britton continues to progress back from a left forearm strain with the goal for him to return to the team before the All-Star break.

Britton will pitch on Monday and Thursday at Double-A Bowie and then for Class A Frederick on Friday. He'll head to Triple-A Norfolk after that.

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"Everything is designed to have him join us on the fifth," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Britton, who was placed on the disabled list for a second time retroactive to May 5. He's currently on the 60-day DL, so July 5 would be his first day eligible.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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