Neither Bud Norris nor Chris Tillman will be available to start on Sunday versus the Angels, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports. Norris has been battling a case of bronchitis and won’t be available to pitch for at least a couple of days. Tillman would have started Sunday but has dealt with back tightness and will instead start sometime during the week against the Mariners.
Mike Wright will likely get a spot start, which would be his major league debut. The 25-year-old right-hander has a 2.64 ERA with a 30/9 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings at Triple-A Norfolk.
Norris has struggled this season, owning a 9.88 ERA with an 18/13 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings. It’s a far cry from the numbers he compiled last year, including a 3.65 ERA. Tillman’s fortune hasn’t been much better. He has a 6.34 ERA with a 27/19 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings.