Chris Tillman Injury: Updates on Orioles SP's Shoulder and Return

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured Columnist

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman delivers against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman had been dealing with discomfort in his throwing shoulder that forced him onto the disabled list on Aug. 24 (retroactive to Aug. 21). He has returned to the team, but it is unclear when he will start again.

Continue for updates.

Tillman Activated from DL

Sunday, Sept. 11

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The Orioles have reinstated RHP Chris Tillman from the 15-day disabled list.

Tillman Begins Rehab

Sunday, Sept. 4

Tillman threw off the mound and didn't suffer any setbacks Sunday, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, who added his next scheduled throwing session will be on Wednesday. 

Showalter Comments on Tillman's Recovery

Saturday, Aug. 27

Ghiroli noted that Orioles manager Buck Showalter said, "Tillman probably won't need a rehab start."

Tillman Comments on Injury

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Tillman discussed his current injury, per MASN:

Injury-Plagued Tillman Remains Orioles' Best Starter

The same shoulder forced Tillman to miss a start Aug. 17. His last start was pushed back to Aug. 20 in order to give him eight days' rest.

It didn't do him any good, as BrooksBaseball.net (h/t the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina) indicated his four-seam fastball averaged 91.52 miles per hourhis lowest mark of the seasonand he allowed six earned runs on six hits while walking five in just two innings.

However, Tillman revealed after the difficult start that there were no problems with the shoulder.

It was an uncharacteristic start from him, though, as Tillman has been the best starting arm in an Orioles rotation that has not been good this season.

At 15-5 with a 3.76 ERA, Tillman was the only Baltimore pitcher prior to his injury with more than 10 starts who has more than five wins with an ERA lower than 4.11.


Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.


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