The recent numbers aren’t encouraging, but the Orioles believe right-hander Miguel Gonzalez’s uneven performances recently are not a concern despite another abbreviated outing in Tuesday’s 5-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics.
After rookie right-handers Tyler Wilson and Mychal Givens combined to allow just two runs in a win against the Oakland A's on Monday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter made a point to reporters that he has stressed several times over the last year or so.
The Orioles called up left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Tyler Wilson to the Tides on Tuesday evening.
In justifying the decision to trade veteran reliever Tommy Hunter at the July 31 deadline, the Orioles said they wanted to create room for some of their minor leaguers pounding on the door to the big leagues.
Rookie right-hander Tyler Wilson was supposed to be with Triple-A Norfolk at Lehigh Valley, which would have allowed him to go to Sunday’s viewing for his wife’s grandfather, who passed away last week in Pennsylvania.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter hasn't been afraid to mix up his defensive alignment if it means putting a better offensive club on the field this year. That's why he had Steve Pearce play second base for the first time as a pro this season, and why catcher Matt Wieters started at first base Saturday.
As the 2015 baseball season begins to wane, the Orioles remain in neutral — two games over .500, still right there in the American League wild-card race and within sniffing distance of the division-leading New York Yankees, who were up six games in the AL East heading into Monday night's games.
The Orioles made the expected move official this afternoon, recalling 25-year-old right-hander Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk.