Bergesen update

Brad Bergesen will try to play catch today and see how it goes. The Orioles are tentatively targeting Tuesday as Bergesen’s next spring start, which would put him in line to pitch Sunday’s series finale at Tropicana Field.

“[Head athletic trainer Richie Bancells] said that we’re leaving it at, ‘You’re going to try and throw today and we don’t know what’s going to happen after that.’,” Bergesen said this morning. “Obviously, my goal is to throw on Sunday. How I get to that point, I’m not too concerned about it. Whether I throw Tuesday, that would be great, or Wednesday, maybe a few less innings.  I’m not sure what it’s going to be. Obviously, that’s my goal, not to push myself for Tuesday but to be ready for the season.”

The Orioles haven’t announced their Sunday starter yet, although it’s known that Jeremy Guthrie will pitch Opening Day followed by Brian Matusz. Jake Arrieta has April 4’s home opener.

Today’s start is big for Chris Tillman, who is in direct competition with Bergesen for that final spot. There’s also a school of thought that Bergesen could end up in the bullpen. That’s not an option for Tillman right now. He’s a starter, whether it’s in Baltimore or with Triple-A Norfolk.

I’ll have more details on Bergesen after he throws.

1 Comment

Britt,

Did Tillman do enough? He has actually pitched better than Bergesen this spring. I don’t really have a lot confidence in him. He has a subpar fastball and has control issues. Do you think Bergesen is still getting used to pitching with less weight?

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