DETROIT -- Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman will start Wednesday's game against the Yankees in New York, as expected, as Baltimore keeps him on a five-man rotation schedule.
The decision, while widely speculated, also brings about another roster crunch for when the O's recall him. Baltimore still has a wealth of outfielders and could face a situation similar to the one it faced with Delmon Young, who was designated for assignment and then released July 9.
"Very similar," manager Buck Showalter said. "On the surface, it'd be a positional player [to go for Gausman], but some things can happen between now and then. But right now, it's the game tonight and where all that fits and whatever is kind of up to [general manager] Dan [Duquette]. I'm sure he's got some things that he's considering."
Gausman was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to stay on a regular schedule during the All-Star break, and assuming he proves successful in the games he starts, the righty will remain up with the O's. He will be followed by Ubaldo Jimenez, who will start Thursday's series finale.
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