BALTIMORE — After turning his left ankle in Wednesday’s win over Atlanta, Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman will have his next start pushed back to Friday in Anaheim.
Rookie right-hander Tyler Wilson has been summoned to Baltimore and will now start Monday’s game in Oakland. The 25-year-old is 1-1 with a 2.12 ERA in five appearances (one start) spanning 17 innings with the Orioles this year.
Tillman’s ankle is improving, but he was unable to complete his normal bullpen day, creating the need to push back his next start. Miguel Gonzalez will start Tuesday’s game against the Athletics with Wei-Yin Chen pitching the finale in Oakland on Wednesday afternoon.
To make room for Wilson, the Orioles could option Mychal Givens or Jorge Rondon. The latter was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday after right-hander Mike Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a calf injury.
The Orioles traded away middle reliever Tommy Hunter and designated Bud Norris for assignment on Friday with visions of Wright and Givens picking up the slack in the bullpen.