Kevin Gausman Returns, Freddy Garcia Optioned, Baltimore Rejoices

Kevin Gausman Returns, Freddy Garcia Optioned, Baltimore Rejoices

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Kevin GausmanHey look, Kevin Gausman is back in the Major Leagues. The Orioles recalled the 22 year old righty from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned Freddy Garcia to fill Gausman’s spot on the Tides’ roster.

Garcia departs the O’s 25 man roster after giving up seven runs in 2.1 innings pitched against the Blue Jays on Sunday. He’s 3-5 with a 5.77 ERA in 11 starts with the Orioles. It should be noted that Garcia can decline the assignment and elect free agency.

Gausman returns to Baltimore after one-start with the Tides in which he surrendered seven runs on 10 hits over six innings. MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko tweets that Gausman could be available in relief, should the Orioles need it, in tonight’s game against the Indians. The Orioles haven’t announced whether he’d take Garcia’s turn in the rotation and pitch Friday.