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Season's final weeks give Orioles chance to evaluate pitchers before offseason rotation overhaul

Season's final weeks give Orioles chance to evaluate pitchers before offseason rotation overhaul

With the Orioles’ postseason aspirations not much more than a pipe dream, one of the most important things the club can accomplish over the final two weeks of the regular season is taking stock of potential starting pitching options for the team’s pending rotation overhaul.

Only two starters from this year’s rotation, right-handers Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman, are guaranteed to return in 2018. The club owns a $12 million club option on left-hander Wade Miley for next year, so it’s possible he returns. But right-handers Chris Tillman and Ubaldo Jiménez will become free agents, as will trade deadline acquisition Jeremy Hellickson. One of the Orioles’ biggest weaknesses this...

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