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Alec Asher's strong Orioles debut unlikely to keep him in majors

Alec Asher's strong Orioles debut unlikely to keep him in majors

There's no question that right-hander Alec Asher pitched well enough in his Orioles debut Saturday to earn another start. But several moving parts will likely push him through a revolving door as the Orioles fill their fifth rotation spot until right-hander Chris Tillman returns from the disabled list.

Asher opened eyes against the Toronto Blue Jays, taking advantage of the opportunity by allowing just one run over 6 1/3 innings in the Orioles' 2-1 walk-off loss at Rogers Centre.

"He certainly did his part," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

Asher's reward will probably be a return ticket to Triple-A Norfolk, or at least that's what Showalter indicated...

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