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As Orioles search for starting pitchers, Odrisamer Despaigne continues to impress out of bullpen

As Orioles search for starting pitchers, Odrisamer Despaigne continues to impress out of bullpen

As the Orioles’ desperate search for starting pitching takes them into the trade market and their own bullpen, outings like Friday’s relief appearance by Odrisamer Despaigne are sure to lend some credibility to the idea that he could get a shot in the rotation before long.

Despaigne relieved Dylan Bundy, whose own foray into starting pitching was accelerated out of sheer need, and pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings on 63 pitches, only ceding the last out of the ninth inning to Zach Britton for the save after a two-out walk put a pair of Cleveland Indians on.

Manager Buck Showalter has found Despaigne’s rubber arm and ability to go multiple innings useful...

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