Orioles take 12 pitchers in ALDS vs Yankees

The Baltimore Orioles will bring 12 pitchers into their AL

division series against the New York Yankees.

The 12-man staff includes starters Jason Hammel, Wei-Yin Chen,

Miguel Gonzalez, Chris Tillman and Joe Saunders. But manager Buck

Showalter says Saunders and Tillman will be available out of the

bullpen for Game 1 on Sunday night because Hammel has a balky right

knee and is making only his third start since mid-July.

Rookie Steve Johnson, opening-day starter Jake Arrieta and

right-hander Zach Britton were not on the roster. But Showalter

added, ”Every one of those guys has to have the mindset they’re

playing tomorrow.”

Utility players Steve Tolleson and Xavier Avery were omitted in

favor of veterans Lew Ford and Endy Chavez.