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Rotowire: Mar 24 / 4:03p ET
News: Gausman has thrown just three innings in the Grapefruit League this spring, but he has thrown in several minor league games and remains a candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation, MASN Sports.
Impact: The Orioles have given Gausman innings in the minors, but Ubaldo Jimenez has gotten 16 innings in Grapefruit League games through Tuesday. Gausman last threw Friday, so he should be making another appearance in the next day or two and it could come in the Grapefruit League.
Rotowire: Mar 4 / 8:28p ET
News: Gausman threw a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out one in Wednesday's spring training game against the Tigers. Meanwhile, the Orioles said they instructed Gausman not to throw bullpen sessions in the offseason, according to MASN Sports. "First time a guy pitches into October in his life," manager Buck Showalter said. "Just taking a lot precautions with a lot of guys, not just Gausman, to kind of save our bullets as much as possible."
Impact: The Orioles took it easy on Gausman in the offseason, which is why he did not go two innings. Ubaldo Jimenez imploded one day earlier, but it is way too early to decry one of the rotation spots as belonging to Gausman. It is very possible that Gausman will see an innings limit this season, probably short of 200 innings pitched considering he has not thrown 160 innings in a season in his professional career. Gausman touched 96 mph in Wednesday's game.
Rotowire: Feb 8 / 6:33p ET
News: Gausman should be on a limit of around 180 innings in 2015, according to MASN Sports.
Impact: Gausman totaled 158.2 innings in 2014 while pitching between the Orioles and Triple-A. He closed the season by striking out 29 in 31.1 innings in September. As long as Gausman has a good spring, the Orioles are expected to have him in the rotation at the beginning of the season.