Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (pictured) was on his way to his second strong performance in a row when he grabbed at his side and exited Sunday's game with a right oblique strain. That's very bad news for a team that already has called on four Triple-A starters to fill in the fifth slot in the rotation and replace injured Miguel Gonzalez. It was a tough week already, after so-so outings by Jason Hammel, Freddy Garcia and Steve Johnson, and that was reflected in the combined numbers. The rotation posted a 2-2 record with a 6.03 ERA and averaged just five innings per start. Even though the team managed to go 4-2 in those games, this is starting to get scary.
Grade: D (Hannah Foslien / Getty Images /May 12, 2013)
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman left Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Yankees after three innings with tightness in his right elbow.
Tillman, who entered Sunday's start having won six of his past seven decisions, had retired four straight Yankees hitters. He allowed a two-run homer to center fielder Chris Dickerson, who was making his first start of the season in relief of the injured Curtis Granderson.
Tillman battled his control early, issuing two walks and a pair of wild pitches in his first two innings of work.
Left-hander Randy Wolf has replaced Tillman. Wolf is making his Orioles debut and is the 50th different Oriole to play in a game.
We'll know more after the game. Stay tuned.