Kevin Gausman, a high-upside young starter the Orioles have been using out of the bullpen this season, has been placed on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.
For now the team is saying it’s a minor injury and Gausman could have potentially pitched through the discomfort, but they want to be careful with the 24-year-old former No. 4 overall pick.
Gausman appeared in eight games as a reliever, throwing 12 innings with a 4.50 ERA and 13/5 K/BB ratio. And when given a chance to start for the Orioles last season he posted a 3.57 ERA in 113 innings.