Orioles bump back starts for Bud Norris, Chris Tillman


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.