Orioles’ Gausman optioned to Triple-A after bad start

Baltimore Orioles starter Kevin Gausman didn't have the best start Tuesday, lasting just 3 2/3 innings, the shortest start of his career.

After the game, the Orioles announced that they optioned Gausman to Triple-A. Here's some additional information from Roch Kubatko from MASN Sports:

"…the Orioles can begin Gausman's 10-day clock sooner by making the move tonight. He can make one start for Triple-A Norfolk, perhaps on Sunday, and return to the Orioles on July 18."

It was just another example of the organization using player options to their advantage in a roster crunch.

(h/t MASN Sports)

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