Dan Duquette Seems Confident In Orioles Rotation For Remainder Of 2013

Dan Duquette Seems Confident In Orioles Rotation For Remainder Of 2013

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Dan Duquette on Wei-Yin Chen
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The Orioles made the first big trade of the season when they acquired Scott Feldman from the Cubs for Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop back on July 2. It may end up being their only move.

Wei-Yin Chen returned from the disabled list and threw seven beautiful innings in his first start since May 12, hopefully solidifying a shaky O’s starting rotation. Orioles GM Dan Duquette talked about his approach at the deadline with MASNSports.com’s Steve Melewski.

“We are always looking (for starters), but I’d like to see how our team does with Chen and Feldman pitching regularly. We should be able to evaluate that between now and the end of July.

“We’ve had discussions with a number of teams. We are just trying to see who we match up with. Teams like some of our players. We seem to have a little bit more depth to our organization this year.”


Duquette said he wouldn’t rule out of making more moves the rest of the way, but it certainly sounds like he’s confident with the starting staff since Chen’s return with Feldman in the mix.

Orioles starters have pitched to 4.76 ERA this season, that’s 26th in the Majors. Their staff has pitched just 529.2 innings in the first 93 games of the season, that’s about 5.2 innings per game.