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It appears that Chris Tillman will make his next start for the Orioles, and not for Triple-A Norfolk.

Though no final decision has been made, Tillman is expected to be in Baltimore this weekend and as of now, the club is leaning toward starting him Sunday in the series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Rookie lefty Brian Matusz is currently scheduled to start that game, but the Orioles could just push him back a day and have him start during the New York Yankees series.

That would also alllow Jake Arrieta, who has already exceeded his professional high in innings, and Brad Bergesen to get another day of rest in between starts.

Tillman's addition to the rotation wouldn't necessarily mean that the Orioles would go to a six-man rotation. The team could do different things to rig it where certain guys, like veteran Jeremy Guthrie, could stay on schedule, while a couple of younger guys could be skipped an occasional start.

We should hear more about this plan during manager Buck Showalter's pre-game meeting with reporters.

With Adam Jones and Corey Patterson both currently limited by injuries, the Orioles are considering adding another outfielder from the minors. Triple-A Norfolk center fielder Matt Angle would be the most likely candidate. However, he recently injured his hand and could miss the final couple of games of Norfolk's season. That also would obviously take him out of consideration for a promotion.

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