Orioles option Gausman
The Orioles announced after Thursday’s 5-4, 13-inning game against Boston that they’ve optioned starter Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk. A corresponding move will be announced prior to Friday’s game although it seems fairly obvious they need a fresh reliever.
Gausman, who turned in 5 1/3 solid frames in his fifth Major League start went 0-3 with a 7.66 ERA.
The 22-year-old Gausman struck out five on Thursday and surrendered six hits, allowing a pair of runs on back-to-back homers in the fourth inning. Designated hitter David Ortiz sent a 1-1 pitch into the seats and Mike Carp –an in-game replacement for a sick Mike Napoli—followed, blasting Gausman’s changeup over the right centerfield wall.