Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman has been dealing with discomfort in his throwing shoulder that has forced him to the disabled list. It is unclear when he will be able to return.

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Showalter Comments Tillman’s Recovery

Saturday, Aug. 27’s Brittany Ghiroli noted that Orioles manager Buck Showalter said, “Tillman probably won’t need a rehab start.”

Tillman Hits DL

Wednesday, Aug. 24

The Orioles announced they placed Tillman on the 15-day DL retroactive to Aug. 21 with right shoulder bursitis.

Tillman Comments on Injury

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Tillman discussed his current malady, per MASN:

Injury-Plagued Tillman Remains Orioles’ Best Starter

The same shoulder forced Tillman to miss a start Aug. 17. His last start was pushed back to Aug. 20 in order to give him eight days’ rest.

It didn’t do him any good, as (h/t the Baltimore Sun‘s Eduardo A. Encina) indicated his four-seam fastball averaged 91.52 miles per hourhis lowest mark of the seasonand he allowed six earned runs on six hits while walking five in just two innings.

However, Tillman revealed after the difficult start that there were no problems with the shoulder.

It was an uncharacteristic start from him, though, as Tillman has been the best starting arm in an Orioles rotation that has not been good this season.

At 15-5 with a 3.76 ERA, Tillman was the only Baltimore pitcher prior to his injury with more than 10 starts who has more than five wins with an ERA lower than 4.11.

If Tillman is to miss an extended period of time, it’s not going to bode well for the Orioles’ postseason chances.



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