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Veteran starting pitcher Chris Tillman returning to Orioles on one-year major league deal

Veteran starting pitcher Chris Tillman returning to Orioles on one-year major league deal

The potential reunion between the Orioles and right-hander Chris Tillman always seemed to make sense for both sides, almost as if they needed each other.

The Orioles — a team long hesitant to compete through free agency for big-ticket starting pitchers — needed to add a low-cost, low-risk rotation piece, and Tillman wanted the opportunity to rebound from the worst season in a career otherwise defined by its consistency.

Tillman will now return to the Orioles starting rotation, agreeing to terms on a one-year, major-league deal Monday, according to an industry source, that will give the 30-year-old the opportunity to rebuild his resume after an unsteady season that left him...

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