Auditions for Showalter

President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said there likely won’t be any rotation moves and he wants the three young struggling starters –Brad Bergesen, Brian Matusz and Jake Arrieta — to “audition” for new manager Buck Showalter before they decide the next course of action.

Saturday’s trade for minor league right-hander Rick Vandenhurk will provide emergency help in the rotation or the bullpen, although he will be sent to Triple-A Norfolk for now. Norfolk’s Troy Patton is expected to be here tomorrow to join the team in long relief, with Mark Hendrickson taking over Ohman’s role as lefty specialist.

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