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Kevin Gausman, Mike Wright garnering attention in Norfolk
Kevin Gausman, Mike Wright garnering attention in Norfolk

There are no apparent slots in the Orioles starting rotation, but pitching prospects Kevin Gausman and Mike Wright are off to hot starts for Triple-A Norfolk. Gausman, who is simultaneously being stretched out as a starter in the minors and kept on a strict pitch count to save him for later in the season, is rightfully seen by many as the solution to whatever rotation issues may come. In 21 1/3 innings over five starts, Gausman has struck out 20 hitters and walked 11, en route to a 2.53 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. The 2012 first-round draft pick most recently pitched Saturday night, when he made it through 4 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out five and allowing three hits before reaching...

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