Wilson was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports. It could end up being a short stay for Wilson, as Ubaldo Jimenez will only be away on paternity leave for a few days. Wilson was recently passed over for an opening in the Baltimore rotation, with the team opting instead to turn to Vance Worley, but an injury or trade could afford Wilson more chances to start over the final two months of the season.
Wilson was not selected to fill Baltimore's open rotation spot as Vance Worley was named Tuesday's starter, MASN Sports reports. Wilson spent all of the first half on the big league club, but he finished with a 10.29 ERA and allowed six home runs in his last three starts. His first start at Triple-A didn't go so well either, so Wilson could be left in the minors to try to regain his April form when he had a 3.06 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.
Wilson was on a pitch count in his last Triple-A start and he could be named Tuesday's starter, MASN Sports reports. Wilson was on a pitch count when he started at Triple-A on Friday, where he allowed four runs on six hits in 1.2 innings. That is not going to instill confidence in a potential decision to promote him. The Orioles are left with few places to turn when it comes to the rotation, so a promotion remains very much a possibility.
Wilson was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Since shutting out the Red Sox over eight frames back on June 16, Wilson has been hit hard, yielding a combined 16 runs and 28 hits over his last three starts. The Orioles reportedly still plan to bring Wilson back after the All-Star break, but with an off day looming Thursday the team can afford to go with a four-man rotation for the rest of the first half. According to MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli, Wilson won't pitch at all for Norfolk, and will instead take some time off to rest.
Wilson (4-5) gave up five runs on 10 hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out only one, but still came away with the win in a 12-5 victory over the Rays. He fell back to earth with a thud after putting together quality starts in his previous two outings, and Wilson's 4.50 ERA and 41:19 K:BB in 78 innings aren't the kind of numbers that hint at a lot of job security. The O's don't have any other real options for their rotation right now though, so they'll keep relying on their offense to bail him out for now. He'll next take the mound Saturday in Seattle.