O’s rookie welcomed to clubhouse

Orioles farmhand Kevin Gausman has been known to


target="_blank">eat a few donuts.

In fact, the 22-year-old righty used to eat one powdered donut

before taking the mound and four between each inning as one of his

many baseball-related superstitions growing up. He even did it

throughout his career at LSU before becoming the No. 4 overall pick

in last year’s draft.



target="_blank">has since given up his tradition of mass

in-game pastry consumption at the advice of a nutritionist, but

that doesn’t mean his Orioles teammates have forgotten.

When he finally got the call-up to make his big league debut for

the O’s Thursday against Toronto,


let him know it by filling his locker with boxes upon boxes of

the delicious treats.

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It’s actually not the first time Gausman’s big

league teammates have showered him in the sweet snacks. Baltimore

center fielder Adam Jones decorated Gausman’s locker with

more than 1,500 of them when he arrived at spring training in

Sarasota, Fla., back in February.

No word on what Gausman is going to do with his new influx of

donuts, but if his major league debut goes well, I’d say

he’s entitled to a few (dozen) if he wants them.