Tillman's return moved to Tuesday

Tillman's return moved to Tuesday

ANAHEIM -- Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman will make his next start Tuesday night against the Mariners in Seattle, manager Buck Showalter said on Saturday.

Tillman last started July 29, when he injured an ankle while covering first base against the Braves at Camden Yards. There was a possibility he would start Sunday at Angel Stadium, near where he grew up in Fountain Valley, but that was changed, first to Monday and now Tuesday.

"He's a lot better," Showalter said, but added Tillman "still was a little tentative" on one drill.

"We're taking every day we can take," Showalter said. "Every day we can buy will benefit."

Tillman has a 0.38 ERA in three starts since the All-Star break.

Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez will start Sunday afternoon against the Angels, with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen opening the Mariners series Monday night.

Worth noting

• Showalter said outfielder Steve Pearce (left oblique strain) will likely resume baseball activities early next week, and that the Orioles are hopeful of getting him back on the active roster before Sept. 1. Pearce last played July 18.

• Right-hander Mike Wright, who went on the disabled list Aug. 1 because of a left calf strain, will get back on a mound next week.

• Right-hander Bud Norris, designated for assignment on July 31, was given his release Saturday.

"He'll go somewhere, land on his feet, and have a good career," Showalter said of the veteran, who won 15 games for the Orioles in 2014, but was 2-9 with a 7.06 ERA this season.

Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.