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Shoulder discomfort lingering for Chris Tillman as scheduled bullpen session scrapped Sunday

Shoulder discomfort lingering for Chris Tillman as scheduled bullpen session scrapped Sunday

Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was forced to abandoned a plan to throw what was seen as a pivotal bullpen session Sunday after shoulder discomfort cropped up just 10 warm-up throws into a game of catch.

His deliberate path toward an early-April return appears to have taken a wrong turn, and the Orioles will almost certainly be without him for the beginning of the season — if not for much longer.

The recurring shoulder soreness, which manager Buck Showalter said is the same issue that cost Tillman three weeks last August, re-emerged when the star right-hander began his throwing program in December.

“We think we’ve got a pretty good feel for what the issue is,...

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