Breaking down the Orioles' most likely September call-ups
Major league rosters expand Sunday from 25 players up to as many as 40. The Orioles won't add that many players, but Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter are considering several options.
Here's a look at the Orioles' most likely September call-ups, with the chances each has of being added to the roster in the season's final month.
-- Eduardo A. Encina
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RHP Kevin Gausman( Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun / June 13, 2013 )
Stats: 1-2, 4.04 ERA in 8 games (7 starts) at Triple-A Norfolk; 2-4, 3.11 in 8 starts at Double-A Bowie; 1-3, 6.21 ERA in 9 games (5 starts) with Orioles.
Skinny: Gausman has the best shot of joining the big league club before Sept. 1. His previous start was pushed up one day to Sunday, and he threw just three innings, indicating the Orioles could call him up over the next few days in Boston or New York if he's needed as an extra bullpen arm. Regardless, Gausman will be on the Orioles' roster in September. His fastball-changeup mix can get hitters out at the big league level, and he held opponents to a .194 batting average in four bullpen appearances.
Chances he joins the roster: 100 percent.