The Orioles have several options in trying to fill the fifth spot of their rotation until Ben McDonald is ready to pitch again.
Rick Krivda (left-hander): He'll stay as long as he pitches well.
Arthur Rhodes (L): Could go back into the rotation, although he has been solid out of the bullpen.
John DeSilva (R): He won a game in June and could be promoted to pitch against a team that murders lefties.
Jimmy Haynes (R): Top prospect who has pitched well in Rochester, but the Orioles would like to keep him at Triple-A.
John Dettmer (R): Got him from Texas for Jack Voigt, and he has been pitching well lately.
Future acquisition: There will be plenty of veterans on the open market at little cost.