Orioles bump back starts for Bud Norris, Chris Tillman

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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.

Trea Turner undergoes surgery on right index finger

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery on his right index finger, MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa reports. Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch attempting to bunt in early April.

Turner missed six weeks of action and played through the injury for the remainder of the season. He was quite successful, batting .298/.353/.497 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 96 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases across 569 plate appearances. Turner’s performance, especially late in the regular season, helped the Nationals claim the first NL Wild Card. They, of course, would go on to win the World Series.

Turner, who is expected to be healed up by the start of spring training, will be entering his second of four years of arbitration eligibility. He will likely get a sizable raise on his $3.725 million 2019 salary.