Orioles’ Kevin Gausman is “off limits”

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In a column published on Saturday, MASN’s Roch Kubatko noted that the Orioles are always receiving inquiries on Kevin Gausman, but the club’s young pitcher is “off limits”.

Gausman, 24, was taken by the Orioles in the first round — fourth overall — in the 2012 draft. He has yet to live up to expectations, as he has a career 4.21 ERA with 240 strikeouts and 80 walks across 273 1/3 major league innings. However, the upside still remains and he will be under team control through 2019.

Gausman was juggled up and down between the majors and Triple-A Norfolk last season. At times, he dazzled, including an eight-inning, 10-strikeout performance in his final start of the season. Gausman was inconsistent though, allowing four-plus runs in seven of his 17 starts.