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Orioles being patient with Chris Tillman during slow start back from shoulder injury

Orioles being patient with Chris Tillman during slow start back from shoulder injury

In evaluating Chris Tillman’s first four starts of 2017, manager Buck Showalter  has to consider a different clock for the season. He has to think about the fact that the veteran right-hander is still working his way into form after being shelved for all of spring training before spending the season’s first month rehabilitating shoulder problems. 

So, patience continued to be involved in assessing Tillman’s start Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins, when three of the four runs he yielded came in a 36-pitch first inning that limited him to just five innings. 

“I have a lot of confidence that he’ll find it,”...

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