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Kevin Gausman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Kevin Gausman will begin the season in the Orioles' bullpen.
As expected, Ubaldo Jimenez beat him out for the fifth spot in the rotation. Given how shaky of a proposition Jimenez is, Gausman still stands a good chance at spending ample time in the rotation this season. However, obviously the news hurts his value heading into the season. Apr 5 - 3:48 PM

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Kevin Gausman yielded four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Rays.

If the Orioles were already leaning towards putting Gausman in the pen, then nothing they saw today is going to change their minds. Even if it happens, Gausman still figures to make at least 25 starts and amass some mixed-league value this year. We imagine it's a decision being made more with September and October in mind than anything else.
Mar 31 - 4:24 PM

Kevin Gausman will start Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that he was considering using Gausman in shorter stints just in case he's needed in relief, but the righty will be stretched out to around five innings Tuesday. While Gausman could still be the favorite for the No. 5 starter spot, it's possible the O's will pull a surprise and give the job to Ubaldo Jimenez.
Mar 27 - 11:30 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that he could shorten Kevin Gausman's appearances in the final two weeks of camp to prepare him to possibly be used as a reliever.

Gausman threw one inning in Thursday's game and it appears he may continue to be used in short spurts rather than be stretched out more. "Until everything shakes out, I want him to be ready to do both things," Showalter said of Gausman. It's really disappointing news, as this is the first we've heard of the possibility of Gausman potentially not being a part of the rotation. He's out-pitched Ubaldo Jimenez this spring, but it sounds like the latter might beat him out for a rotation spot, anyway. Gausman is a potential breakout fantasy performer if he's given a starting job, so keep close tabs on this one.
Mar 26 - 7:50 PM

Kevin Gausman threw just one inning against the Tigers on Thursday and gave up a two-run homer.

Gausman came in for the eighth, and he would have pitched the bottom of the ninth as well, except the game was over. We're assuming this was just about rearranging Gausman's schedule a bit. Even though the Orioles have six starters with Ubaldo Jimenez throwing better, Gausman is likely to be a part of the rotation. It'd be really disappointing if they go in a different direction.
Mar 26 - 3:51 PM

Kevin Gausman will pitch out of the bullpen during the Orioles' ALDS matchup with the Tigers.

It's not really a surprise. Gausman posted a solid 3.57 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 88/38 K/BB ratio across 113 1/3 innings this season and is a big part of the Orioles' future, but the 23-year-old right-hander will take a backseat to the more-experienced foursome of Chris Tillman, Miguel Gonzalez, Wei-Yin Chen, and Bud Norris.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Kevin Gausman got a no-decision in Thursday's loss against the Yankees, yielding two runs in five innings of work.

Gausman was touched up early, giving up two runs after allowing the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the first inning to reach base. The young right-hander settled down from there, though, allowing just three hits and a walk overall while striking out five. It's still unknown if he'll be in the Orioles' post-season rotation. He wraps up his first full season in the major leagues with a 7-7 record, a 3.57 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and an 88/38 K/BB ratio.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed Saturday that Kevin Gausman (blister) is expected to make his next start.

Apparently, the young right-hander battled a blister on his right middle finger during Friday's start against the Red Sox. It appears to be only a minor issue though.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Kevin Gausman pitched decently in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Friday, giving up two runs on seven hits over his five innings of work.

The hard-throwing young right-hander fanned three and didn't walk a batter on the evening. He breezed through the first three innings without any difficulty, but was tagged for back-to-back homers from David Ortiz and Yoenis Cespedes in the fourth. He has done a nice job in 19 starts with the O's registering a 3.57 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 83/37 K/BB ratio in 108 1/3 innings. His final tune-up of the regular season will come against the Yankees in New York on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:20:00 PM

Kevin Gausman spun seven shutout innings but had to settle for a no-decision in Friday's 2-1, extra-innings victory over the Yankees.

Gausman gave up seven hits (six of them singles), walked two and struck out seven. He exited with the score tied 0-0 before the Orioles eventually prevailed in the 11th inning. Gausman will take a 3.57 ERA into next week's home start against the Blue Jays.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Kevin Gausman delivered a strong start in a no-decision against the Rays on Saturday, allowing just two runs on five hits over his seven frames.

Gausman whiffed seven on the afternoon while walking four. He has done a nice job since being re-inserted into the O's rotation, and is making a push to be included as part of the team's playoff rotation. He'll carry a 3.83 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 73/35 K/BB ratio into Friday's matchup against the Yankees.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Kevin Gausman gave up five runs -- four earned -- in 7 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Twins.

Gausman looked sharp until the top of the sixth inning, when Joe Mauer hit a two-run triple and Kennys Vargas scored Mauer on a sacrifice fly to center field. Mauer then got to Gausman again for a two-run single in the top of the eighth. Inconsistency has been an issue all season for the 23-year-old Gausman, who will carry a 3.93 ERA and 1.38 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Rays.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Kevin Gausman from the Gulf Coast League Orioles.

Gausman was optioned to the minors after his Wednesday start against the Rays so that the O's could add a bullpen arm. Now he's back with major league rosters expanding to 40. Gausman will start Monday against the Twins.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 12:05:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Kevin Gausman to the Gulf Coast League Orioles.

Gausman was sent out for an extra bullpen arm, but he'll be back when rosters expand next week. The right-hander won't miss a turn in the rotation after pitching Wednesday.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Kevin Gausman was chased after four innings, allowing three runs (two earned), in a loss against the Rays on Wednesday.

Gausman was inefficient, needing 80 pitches to make it through his four frames. T.J. McFarland relieved him to begin the fifth inning. Gausman gave up six hits, issued no walks, and struck out four in the effort. The 23-year-old has posted decent results -- he has a 3.84 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a 59/29 K/BB ratio -- but he has only averaged 5 1/3 innings per start this season. Gausman will look for improvement in Monday's home start against the Twins next.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman