But right fielder Nick Markakis is in a battle with Toronto's Jose Bautista and Detroit's Torii Hunter for the third and final starting spot in the outfield. According to the most recent tallies, Bautista is third in the outfield with 2,679,230 votes, Markakis was fourth with 2,536,864 and Hunter had 2,390,336.
It became clear this season that Jake Arrieta needed a change of scenery, that the Baltimore Orioles had gotten all they were going to get out of a 27-year-old righty who has oodles of talent but too often got inside his own head when things started to go wrong.
Despite the success of left-hander Wei-Yin Chen's rehab start at Double-A Bowie on Saturday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the organization is still deciding whether or not he needs another rehab start before rejoining the team.
The evolution of Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman continued on Friday night with a statistical gem that was an obvious struggle. In the Orioles¿ 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in front of a nearly packed house, Tillman did what good pitchers are supposed to do.
Fresh off two wins over the New York Yankees, center fielder Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles decided to have a little fun with fashion for the trip to Canada, where they play the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
The clamor for Orioles top prospect Kevin Gausman began weeks ago, with fans scrutinizing every one of his starts for Double-A Bowie and manager Buck Showalter facing regular questions about when the right-hander would arrive to bolster a faltering rotation.
If they are going to continue to be successful, if they are going to hang around toward the top of the American League East standings all year, the Orioles have to buck this recent trend of short, uneven starts from their rotation.
With the opportunity to end their three-city, 11-game West Coast road trip with a series win in Anaheim, the Orioles overcame an early two-run deficit to beat the Angels 8-4 on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.