The Orioles have placed outfielder Colby Rasmus on the disabled list and called up reliever Jimmy Yacabonis one day after Friday's 14-inning game. First pitch, lineups, broadcast info, pitching matchups and what to watch against the Yankees on Saturday.
Despite the Orioles’ moves to address their starting pitching problems during spring training, the past few days served as a reminder that there are still many unanswered questions in terms of this team’s rotation. Those questions could dictate how the Orioles line up the rest of their pitching.
A first-round draft pick in 2012 who was in the major leagues less than a year later, Kevin Gausman has seen his constant efforts to fashion himself into a front-line major league starter play out in front of Orioles fans desperate for him to fill that role.
For the Orioles, a spring of uncertainty spent looking for signs that right-hander Chris Tillman would be able to move on from his 2017 collapse and regain his place as a reliable part of the rotation looks like it will continue beyond March.
The Orioles have used deferred money in their long-term free agent contracts for five offseasons. It was used to entice Alex Cobb this year, and the money saved on present commitments with deferred money was used toward his 2018 salary.
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman scattered six hits and allowed one run without a walk in his second Grapefruit League start against the Detroit Tigers, a week after walking six in two inefficient innings in his debut.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman struck out five in three perfect innings against a first-choice Philadelphia Phillies lineup Saturday, and came away encouraged as much by his delivery as the results.
Chris Tillman spent the past three days reduced to the role of spectator, watching the Orioles’ spring training workout from the complex’s weight room, waiting for his reunion with the team to become official. It became official Wednesday.
The left-hander receives a minor league deal that will net him $2.5 million if he makes the major league club and includes incentives that could bring his salary to $5.7 million, according to USA Today.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Thursday on the team's offseason radio show that they'll remake the rotation to contend, not rebuild, in 2018, and addressed the futures of Manny Machado, Zach Britton, and Jonathan Schoop with the ballclub.