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O'Day's contract option was exercised by the Orioles on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

O'Day had his best season in a major league uniform in 2014, posting a 1.70 ERA and 0.88 WHIP over 68.2 innings. He will receive the benefits of a $4.25 million option in 2015.

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O'Day recorded the final four outs in Wednesday's win over New York to earn his fourth save of the season.

O'day came in with two outs in the eighth to stop a New York rally and did just that. O'Day has been fantastic this season, pitching 67.2 innings and striking out 73 while posting a 24 holds with a 1.73 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP.

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O'Day recorded the final out of Wednesday's game against the Red Sox to earn his third save of the season.

Joe Saunders single-handedly turned a 10-1 game into a save situation, giving up five runs while recording just one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. Tommy Hunter gave up a hit and a walk but recorded the second out and then gave way to O'Day, who finally nailed down the win with five pitches. O'Day has now made three scoreless appearances since manager Buck Showalter revealed that he had some "challenges" with his hip and hamstring last week, but he's still no threat to regular closer Zach Britton.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 3 Months

O'Day has had some "challenges" with his hamstring and hip recently, according to manager Buck Showalter, but the skipper said that he should be available Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

O'Day's lone appearance in the past week was a three-run blowup against the Reds on Tuesday. Apparently, hamstring and hip issues are to blame, but O'Day threw on the side Saturday morning and seemingly convinced Showalter that he will be OK if called upon to handle his usual setup duties.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 3 Months

O'Day allowed four runs - three earned - on a walk, a hit batter and a home run while retiring two batters in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

O'Day had allowed just one run since June 16 and even had his ERA below 1.00 since the middle of August. He had not given up multiple runs in a game since August 3, 2013. It goes to show just how well O'Day has pitched over the last two years out of Baltimore's bullpen. The hiccup came while most teams are in fantasy playoffs, which is not good, but there is no reason to believe O'Day is heading downhill.

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Darren O'Day escaped trouble in the ninth inning on Thursday against the Rays, cinching his second save of the season.

O'Day put the first two runners he faced on base via singles, but induced a ground ball double play from Desmond Jennings and a weak ground out to first base by Matt Joyce to end the ballgame. Regular closer Tommy Hunter had a pair of taxing outings on Tuesday and Wednesday, which explains why O'Day was asked to close the door on Thursday. Hunter will be back in his regular role on Friday.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 7 Months

Darren O'Day recorded four outs against the Red Sox on Friday for his first save of the season.

O'Day relieved Brian Matusz for the final out of the eighth inning and worked around a one-out walk for a scoreless ninth inning. The Orioles were up by four runs in the bottom of the ninth, so O's closer Tommy Hunter wouldn't have been eligible for the save if he pitched. O'Day now has six scoreless outings to begin the year.

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Darren O'Day (fingers) is available out of the bullpen Wednesday.

O'Day received injections last Friday to address numbness in two fingers in his right hand and was able to throw off the mound without any issues Tuesday. He hasn't appeared in a game since September 7.

Darren O'Day RP BAL Jun 29 '79

Darren O'Day (finger) could rejoin return to action as soon as Wednesday.

O'Day reported feeling good after throwing all of his pitches off the mound on Tuesday. The Orioles will see how he feels Wednesday morning before making a decision about his readiness for game action. The sidearmer hasn't pitched since September 7 due to in two fingers of his right hand.

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Darren O'Day (fingers) threw off a mound Tuesday.

O'Day threw fastballs off flat ground on Monday, but he progressed to throwing breaking balls of the mound Tuesday. It sounds like injections have helped with the recent numbness in his fingers, so he could be back in the O's bullpen before long.