Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/14/13
Wei-Yin Chen is expected to go on the DL with a strained oblique, leaving the Orioles with just two members of their original rotation. With an already average starting rotation at the beginning of the year, the Baltimore Orioles could hardly afford to lose many arms, particularly this early in the season. But with Wei-Yin Chen expected to go on the disabled list Tuesday with a strained right oblique, that’s exactly what is happening. He’ll join Miguel Gonzalez (DL, blister) and Jake Arrieta (optioned to AAA Norfolk) on the frighteningly growing list of Baltimore starters unable to stay healthy and produce. Now, the Orioles do have organizational pitching depth. Josh Stinson, Zach Britton, Freddy Garcia, and Steve Johnson have all made spot starts, with Garcia appearing to have taken over Arrieta’s spot in the rotation. Baltimore also has Jair Jurrjens Norfolk waiting his turn, which should come soon. So the question: with so many moving parts, how will the Orioles find stability a...
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