WHAT TO DO ABOUT FREDDY

Buck Showalter has had a quick hook when it comes to the pitchers trying to fill the empty spaces in the back end of the starting rotation, but he may have to be more patient as injuries and ineffectiveness weigh more and more heavily on the entire pitching staff. Veteran Freddy Garcia would appear to be a candidate for demotion after another rough outing on Wednesday, but the Orioles have gone through most of their minor league alternatives, and we're only through the first six weeks of the season.

( Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports, Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports / May 15, 2013 )

Buck Showalter has had a quick hook when it comes to the pitchers trying to fill the empty spaces in the back end of the starting rotation, but he may have to be more patient as injuries and ineffectiveness weigh more and more heavily on the entire pitching staff. Veteran Freddy Garcia would appear to be a candidate for demotion after another rough outing on Wednesday, but the Orioles have gone through most of their minor league alternatives, and we're only through the first six weeks of the season.

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