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Orioles notes: Chris Tillman pushed back in rotation as it's 'time for him to take a step forward'

Orioles notes: Chris Tillman pushed back in rotation as it's 'time for him to take a step forward'

This week's schedule chaos for the Orioles has given them a chance to push right-hander Chris Tillman back in the rotation, with Alex Cobb staying on turn for Thursday's start and the struggling Tillman getting a second bullpen session in between starts.

Manager Buck Showalter said Tillman had a light session Tuesday and will have another before he starts again Saturday at home against the Cleveland Indians, with some availability as a reliever in games in case of emergency.

"We thought it could benefit him to take two workdays," Showalter said. "He was actually good today. ... Chris and I talked today. We...

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