Kevin Gausman throws one inning at Norfolk, still expected to start Friday

Right-hander Kevin Gausman, who was sent to Triple-A Norfolk following Friday's game to allow the Orioles to add relief pitcher Brad Brach on Saturday, started Monday afternoon's game for the Tides against Indianapolis at Harbor Park.

Facing the Pittsburgh Pirates' top affiliate, Gausman allowed three hits and two runs in one inning — both on a two-run homer by former Orioles outfielder Chris Dickerson that also scored former Orioles infielder Robert Andino.


Scheduled to throw just the one inning to get some work in before starting the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards, Gausman didn't walk or strike out a batter and threw 14 of 23 pitches for strikes.

The Orioles weren't concerned about his pitching line. The last time Gausman pitched a one-inning minor league tune-up, he allowed three runs June 4 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He then dominated the American League's best team, the Oakland Athletics, on June 7, giving up one run and four hits in seven innings.

"We are right on schedule with the last time he pitched that one inning," Orioles manager Buck Showalter joked. "So we got that going on again, that's the new way."

Gausman now will head to Double-A Bowie. He will throw a side session there, likely Wednesday.

"Move him to Bowie, keep him closer by," Showalter said. "You never know what could happen between Norfolk and Baltimore. They are gonna keep him within helicopter distance."

After next start, Bundy could head to Bowie

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday that the organization is considering re-assigning top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy to Double-A Bowie following his next injury rehabilitation start for short-season Single-A Aberdeen on Friday.

Duquette said the Orioles still plan to re-evaluate Bundy following that outing, which will mark the one-year anniversary of his Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery.

"We are going to see how he does [at Aberdeen], and then see if we wanted to send him to Bowie, depending on how he does," Duquette said.

In two previous starts at Aberdeen, Bundy has allowed just one run and seven hits in 10 innings, with 15 strikeouts and just one walk. He threw five shutout innings and struck out nine in his start Saturday. His fastball sat at 92-93 mph and he hit 94 mph.

"He had good command of his fastball and threw some breaking balls for strikes," Duquette said. "He used his changeup. He was really on his game for the first couple innings, and then I think he got a little bit fatigued. But overall, I think he looked pretty good."

Around the horn

Triple-A Norfolk right-hander Suk-min Yoon, who is 3-7 with a 5.76 ERA in 15 starts, has been placed on the disabled list with a shoulder impingement. Duquette said Yoon will miss at least one start and be re-evaluated in about a week. … Duquette said catchers Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley "have met the challenge so far" in replacing the injured Matt Wieters, and so Duquette does not anticipate trading for another catcher at this time. … Right-hander Edgmer Escalona refused his outright assignment to Norfolk and has become a free agent. … Outfielder Francisco Peguero, who had been on an injury rehab assignment for Norfolk, was taken off the Orioles' 40-man roster and outrighted to the Tides. … Left-hander Randy Wolf, who was signed to a minor league deal Sunday, will join the Tides on Tuesday at Pawtucket … Right-hander Bud Norris (right groin tightness) is still expected to start the second game of Friday's doubleheader, but Showalter said he could be pushed back for several more days if he needs extra time off. … Bowie right-hander Zach Davies was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for going 2-0 with 13 scoreless innings. … The Orioles are encouraging fans who use the light rail to and from Camden Yards to allow extra time over the next three weeks because of emergency repairs that have closed several stops. For more information go to or call 410-539-5000 or 410-539-3497.


Baltimore Sun reporter Eduardo A. Encina contributed to this article.