Twice this month, the Orioles have demoted a starting pitcher from the rotation, only to have him rejoin it shortly thereafter out of circumstance and necessity.
There are only so many alternatives inside the organization, and when the Orioles begin to assess the market to add starters through trades over the next few weeks, they might be left wanting as well.
Executive vice president Dan Duquette said this week that the Orioles are open to adding to what's already a first-place team with the halfway point of the season approaching. What they find on the market will be another conversation entirely.
"Our team is where we want to be — in contention — so...