Orioles demote Tillman after latest setback

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays....

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays. (REUTERS/Joe Giz)

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Following Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox, the Baltimore Orioles optioned pitcher Chris Tillman to Trple-A Norfolk.

Tillman was roughed up in his start, lasting only 2 2/3 innings and giving up six runs on eight hits before being pulled after throwing 77 pitches. In 13 starts for Baltimore this season, Tillman posted a 3-5 mark with a 5.52 earned run average.

A corresponding roster move will be announced Friday. 


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