Stats: 5-5, 4.48 ERA in 18 starts at Norfolk; 2-3, 4.76 in six major league starts. Skinny: The fact that Britton, who was competing for the No. 5 rotation spot this spring, has just six major league appearances this year is startling. He's been up and down this season at Triple-A, but he's thrown three straight outings allowing two or fewer runs. He would be used exclusively in relief. Left-handers have hit just .221 against him at Norfolk, and he's pitched well against division foes Tampa Bay and Toronto, whom the Orioles have seven games against in September. Chances he joins the roster: 60 percent.
Derick Hingle, USA TODAY Sports