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Notes: Orioles designate Chris Tillman for assignment, select Renato Núñez 's contract from Norfolk

Notes: Orioles designate Chris Tillman for assignment, select Renato Núñez 's contract from Norfolk

The Orioles began to cut ties with veteran right-hander Chris Tillman on Friday, designating him for assignment as the end of his minor league rehabilitation window expired.

Tillman, who was re-signed as a free agent in the offseason in hopes that he would rebuild from a disastrous 2017 season, struggled even more this season, going 1-5 with a 10.46 ERA in seven big league starts before going on the disabled list with a lower back strain.

The Orioles have 10 days to either trade, release or send Tillman through waivers. Executive vice president Dan Duquette said the Orioles have given Tillman the opportunity to remain in the organization and...

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