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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 took a no-decision, pitching 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Monday's 11-inning, 2-1 victory against the Braves.
It was a tight-knit pitcher's duel between Gausman and Alex Wood as neither team could score through eight innings. Gausman scattered six hits and a walk while striking out five. Now with four starts under his belt since being recalled, two have been great, one has been mediocre, and one has been awful, resulting in an overall 4.20 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 34/12 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings. Gausman matches up with the Tigers at home next. Jul 27 - 10:42 PM

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Kevin Gausman allowed four runs in six innings, taking the loss on Wednesday to the Yankees.

The Yankees jumped on him early, as Brett Gardner hit an RBI single and Mark Teixeira delivered a two-run home run. Alex Rodriguez added a solo homer in the fifth. On the evening, Gausman gave up six hits and two walks while striking out four. The right-hander has had mixed results in four starts this year and carries an overall 5.18 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP and a 29/11 K/BB ratio over 33 innings. Gausman will open up a homestand next week against the Braves in his next start.
Jul 22 - 9:54 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk.

Gausman will return to the Orioles' starting rotation on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. There's been talk of the 24-year-old being shopped ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, though the asking price is probably sky-high. Gausman has an underwhelming 4.31 ERA in 188 career major league innings, but he still carries lofty upside and he's under club control through 2020.
Jul 22 - 4:51 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Orioles "appear willing to talk about" Kevin Gausman in potential trades.

Gausman hasn't reached his upside yet in his 188 innings so far with the Orioles, posting a 4.31 ERA. But, he's just 24 and has one of the more intriguing young arms in the game. If the O's do indeed decide to part with him as they look to load up for a playoff run, plenty of clubs will be interested.
Jul 22 - 2:15 PM

Kevin Gausman will rejoin the Orioles' rotation on Wednesday in New York.

The Orioles sent Gausman down before the break until they needed a fifth starter again. Manager Buck Showalter on Saturday wouldn't commit to keeping Gausman in the rotation for the rest of the season, but he'll be given the chance to run with the fifth starter job. It's been an up-and-down 2015 for the righty, as he holds a 5.00 ERA with 25 strikeouts over 27 innings.
Jul 19 - 8:39 AM

Kevin Gausman will return to the Orioles rotation following the All-Star Break.

Gausman was optioned on July 7 and there was some speculation that he wouldn't get another chance in the rotation, particularly following a disastrous seven-run performance against the Twins in his last start. The plan for now is that Gausman will make two starts in the minors over the break and then rejoin the team. He holds a 5.00 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 23 1/3 innings, though that's obviously inflated quite a bit by the bummer of a start against Minnesota.
Jul 10 - 4:42 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk.

With an off day on Thursday, the O's don't need a fifth starter for the rest of the first half. Gausman was knocked around for eight runs -- seven earned -- over 3 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Twins but should get another shot at the start of the second half.
Jul 7 - 11:55 PM

Kevin Gausman was battered early in Tuesday's loss to the Twins, giving up eight runs -- seven earned -- over 3 2/3 innings.

Gausman didn't seem to have much idea where the ball was going, giving up seven hits and a walk while throwing two wild pitches in the outing. In his defense, three of the eight runs allowed scored after Gausman had left the game. The start was easily the worst of his three thus far -- he'd allowed just eight earned runs over 23 1/3 innings this year before Tuesday's start. Gausman will carry a 5.00 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into the All-Star break.
Jul 7 - 11:34 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed Saturday that Kevin Gausman will remain in the team's starting rotation.

He'll take his next turn on Tuesday against the Twins in Minnesota. The 24-year-old right-hander owns a 3.09 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 21/8 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings this season. Bud Norris has been shifted to the bullpen in a corresponding move.
Jul 4 - 2:50 PM

Kevin Gausman traveled with the Orioles for their weekend series in Chicago.

It's a good sign that he's expected to receive at least one more start. The expectation had been that Gausman would be sent down after a spot start Thursday, but he was so good over 6 1/3 scoreless innings that it appears the O's are keeping him around. Gausman could permanently supplant the disappointing Bud Norris in the rotation if he keeps pitching well.
Jul 3 - 9:48 AM

Kevin Gausman dazzled in a spot start against the Rangers on Thursday, racking up seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 scoreless innings.

Gausman surrendered just four hits and two walks in the impressive outing. While he's supposed to be heading back to Triple-A Norfolk, it's hard to envision the Orioles keeping the struggling Bud Norris in the rotation much longer with Gausman ready to take over. His fantasy value the remainder of the season entirely hinges on him securing a spot in the starting rotation.
Jul 2 - 10:25 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk.

Tyler Wilson was sent down in the corresponding roster move. Thursday's start against Texas will be Gausman's second of the season. He scattered two runs over five innings in a no-decision June 20 against Toronto. The Orioles played a doubleheader on Sunday and want to keep their starters on normal rest. Gausman will probably return to Norfolk after Thursday's outing.
Jul 2 - 2:55 PM

Kevin Gausman will be recalled to start on Thursday versus the Rangers.

The Orioles considered starting Gausman for one of the games during Sunday's doubleheader, but he'll make an abbreviated start for Triple-A Norfolk instead before taking the ball for the O's on Thursday. Gausman has compiled a 4.24 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 14/6 K/BB ratio over 17 innings with the big league club this season.
Jun 28 - 9:53 AM

Kevin Gausman will be recalled from Triple-A to start one game in Sunday's doubleheader against the Indians.

Chris Tillman, who was scheduled to start on Saturday, is expected to work in the other game. Gausman has compiled a 4.24 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 14/6 K/BB ratio over 17 innings with the big league club this season.
Jun 27 - 2:06 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk.

Gausman was solid in a spot start Sunday against the Blue Jays, allowing two runs on four hits over his five frames. The O's have decided to keep him stretched out as a starter rather than using him in a relief role.
Jun 21 - 11:12 AM

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2Chris Tillman
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