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
Utility players Steve Tolleson and Xavier Avery were omitted in
favor of veterans Lew Ford and Endy Chavez.