Rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman, who was eligible to return to the Orioles from the minor leagues Tuesday, is a candidate to start Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
Starting with today's series opener against the Texas Rangers, the Orioles will play 14 games in as many days until the All-Star break. And their biggest challenge might be how to assemble a roster that keeps them competitive on a nightly basis.
Manny Machado is in the starting lineup Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter said in his pregame news conference that he doesn't know when the verdict of the third baseman's appeal hearing will be released.
One of the first things Orioles manager Buck Showalter said to reporters during his pregame news conference Sunday afternoon was about right-hander Dylan Bundy's outing for short-season Single-A Aberdeen on Saturday.
Before Monday's game, the Orioles purchased the contract of right-hander Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk to bolster a bullpen that was depleted after right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez's short outing Sunday against the Oakland Athletics.
Even though right-hander Preston Guilmet has been primarily a one-inning reliever pitching at Triple-A Norfolk this season, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he believes Guilmet can provide the club the length it needs.
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, whom the Orioles signed to a four-year, $50 million contract in February, couldn't get out of the sixth inning against a free-swinging Toronto Blue Jays lineup in an 11-3 rout Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards in front of an announced 39,281.
The results weren¿t particularly impressive, but Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen seemed happy with his performance in his first competitive appearance since undergoing offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his right knee.