The Orioles slugger had been holed up in his home for the better part of two days after news broke Sept. 12 that Davis' season was over. He had taken the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall without a therapeutic-use exemption.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Right-hander Kevin Gausman, who seems ticketed for the Orioles’ bullpen to start the year, allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in 3 2/3 innings in a 4-3 loss to a Tampa Bay Rays’ split squad Tuesday.
After pitching in his final spring start Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, Kevin Gausman admitted he is not sure what his immediate future holds – whether it is in the bullpen or rotation.
With shortstop J.J. Hardy headed to the disabled list for Opening Day, the most obvious candidates to replace him are utility infielder Ryan Flaherty and new Oriole Everth Cabrera.
The Orioles will be without another former All-Star on Opening Day.
Triple-A right-hander Zach Davies allowed one run into the fourth inning and the Orioles had a four-run third but ultimately tied the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-6, at Charlotte Sports Park.
Manager Buck Showalter said the Orioles won't be putting the full-court pressure on Notre Dame hoops star Pat Connaughton to join the organization any time soon. But once he joins, the Orioles want the right-handed pitcher to focus on baseball.
Shortstop J.J. Hardy left the Orioles clubhouse Monday morning to have a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) on his left shoulder. He walked out in a particularly good mood – the shoulder he jammed while diving for a ball Friday is improving significantly.