Tillman Demoted Too

The Orioles demoted RHP Chris Tillman to AAA Norfolk and recalled RHP Chris Jakubauskas from Norfolk.

Looks like the Orioles will go with a four man rotation for a while with five off days in June. I’m guessing whoever looks best in AAA Norfolk between Tillman and Brad Bergesen will get called back up before the month is over. Alfredo Simon or Jakubauskas could get spot starts if needed. Buck Showalter will have plenty of bullpen arms to choose from although it could be tough to get everyone enough innings if the starters are pitching well, which would be a good problem to have. Jakubauskas pitched really good in his last appearance, a start, for AAA Norfolk. I would’ve liked to have seen Tillman continue to get starts at the major league level to continue his development but I can understand Buck putting an emphasis on winning games.


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