The Baltimore Orioles have used the most starters in baseball.
Now, they're turning to one of their top prospects, and they expect it to be a long-term solution.
Kevin Gausman is set to make his major league debut Thursday night when the visiting Orioles open a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Baltimore (25-21) has used 10 starters already, two shy of its total from last year.
With Wei-Yin Chen (strained right oblique) on the disabled list, the Orioles are about to make the 22-year-old Gausman their latest starter.
The fourth overall pick out of LSU in the 2012 draft, Gausman was 2-4 with a 3.11 ERA in eight starts with Double-A Bowie. The right-hander had 49 strikeouts and only five walks in 46 1-3 innings.
"He has the best stuff and the most consistent control of just about any pitcher that we have in the organization, so we thought employing his strength for our major league team was the way to go," general manager Dan Duquette said. "The futu...