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Orioles facing a painful truth with options lacking to replace top starter Chris Tillman

Orioles facing a painful truth with options lacking to replace top starter Chris Tillman

The truth hurts more than Chris Tillman's sore shoulder.

The Orioles have had a pitching depth problem since the day they reported for spring training and every attempt to address it — except for the decision to rush Dylan Bundy into the rotation — has brought frustrating results.

So, when the decision was made Tuesday night to put Tillman on the disabled list, there was no good option to replace him. Manager Buck Showalter finally decided to give Ubaldo Jimenez a chance Thursday to become part of the solution instead of a big part of the problem. But that decision tells you all you need to know about the playoff-killing crisis that could be developing in the...

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