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Orioles' Mike Baumann: Shifting roles
Manager Brandon Hyde said Thursday that Baumann will be used as a traditional reliever moving forward, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Baumann had been in competition for a rotation spot, but he has struggled significantly with five walks and eight earned runs allowed across eight frames this spring. He worked in relief in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays and turned in a clean inning with one strikeout. Baumann should not be expected to work in a high-leverage role to begin the season.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Solid in spring
Baumann has allowed two earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight over five innings across two Grapefruit League appearances.
Baumann is once again competing for a rotation spot this spring, and he's off to a decent start. The 27-year-old righty has started four of his 17 big-league appearances. All of those starts came last season, though his overall results -- a 4.72 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 23:9 K:BB and 1-3 record over 34.1 innings -- weren't that impressive. With Grayson Rodriguez pushing to open the year in the majors and other pitchers like Tyler Wells and Kyle Bradish in the mix as well, Baumann will really need to stand out to land a starting role rather than a bullpen spot or a trip to Triple-A Norfolk.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Allows 10 baserunners
Baumann allowed four earned runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out four across 5.1 innings in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays. He did not factor into the decision.
Baumann allowed three hits and a run in the second inning, but the majority of the damage against him came on a three-run homer by Gabriel Moreno in the sixth frame. The start did mark Baumann's longest outing of the season, as he pitched primarily out of the bullpen. Across 34.1 innings with Baltimore this season, Baumann maintained a 4.72 ERA with a 23:9 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Tuesday's game postponed
Baumann won't pitch as scheduled Tuesday against the Blue Jays since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Andy Kostka of The Baltimore Sun reports.
The 27-year-old was scheduled to make his final start of the season Tuesday but will instead have the outing pushed back a day. The game will be made up via a doubleheader Wednesday, and Baumann will start Game 2 of the twin bill, per Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Works four innings
Baumann allowed two earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two across four innings Thursday against the Red Sox. He did not factor into the decision.
Baumann made his second consecutive turn through the rotation and was limited to 74 pitches as a result. Both of the earned runs against him came in the fourth inning, when he allowed two doubles and a single. Baumann will likely get a final start prior to the close of the regular season, and he's allowed a combined four earned runs with a 4:2 K:BB across his last two starts spanning eight innings.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Draws another start
Baumann is scheduled to start Thursday's game in Boston.
He'll be getting his second straight turn through the rotation after working four innings and allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks in a no-decision versus Houston last weekend. The 27-year-old righty owns a 4.32 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 17:8 K:BB in 25 innings at the big-league level this season.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Allows two runs over four frames
Baumann did not factor into the decision Saturday, allowing two runs on three hits with two walks over four innings against Houston. He struck out two.
Baumann allowed Mauricio Dubon to reach on a leadoff single to begin the third inning before serving up a two-homer to Jose Altuve on a hanging, four-seam fastball. In the fourth he walked Alex Bregman to put the leadoff man on base for the third inning in a row but managed to escape the inning thanks in large part to a double-play ball. It was only the second time this season that the 27-year-old went four or more innings.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Set to start Saturday
Baumann will start Saturday's game against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The 27-year-old rejoined the Orioles on Sept. 11 and has made two appearances out of the bullpen, but he'll start Saturday with Tyler Wells (shoulder) on the injured list. Baumann covered two frames in each of those outings and is unlikely to have a full starting workload.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Returns to big club
The Orioles recalled Baumann from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.
Baumann will be back with Baltimore for the second time in less than a week after he previously made a spot start in the first game of a doubleheader with the Blue Jays on Monday. During his upcoming stint with the Orioles, Baumann is likely to serve as a multi-inning option out of the bullpen after Baltimore needed three relievers (not including position player Ryan McKenna) to cover the final 5.1 innings of Saturday's 17-4 loss to the Red Sox. One of those relievers -- Yennier Cano -- was optioned to Triple-A to clear room on the active roster for Baumann.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Optioned after spot start
Baumann was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk following his spot start in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. He gave up three earned runs on eight hits and zero walks while striking out two in five innings to take the loss in the Blue Jays' 7-3 victory.
The innings total was a season high for Baumann in the majors, as he had typically been pitching out of the bullpen as a multi-inning reliever. He will continue to operate as a swingman or serve as organizational bullpen depth over the final month of the season.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Called up for spot start
The Orioles recalled Baumann from Triple-A Norfolk in advance of his scheduled start in the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Blue Jays.
He'll be designated as the Orioles' 29th man for the twin bill, meaning that Baumann is set to return to Norfolk immediately following the spot start. The Orioles will be hoping that Baumann's latest outing at Norfolk will be a harbinger of what's to come as he reports to Baltimore for his 12th career MLB appearance and first career start. He struck out a career-high 13 while allowing one unearned run over six innings in his most recent start for Norfolk on Aug. 31.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Coming up for spot start
Baumann will be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to start the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Blue Jays at Camden Yards, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Baumann will be making his first career MLB start Monday, with his previous 11 appearances with Baltimore over the past two seasons coming as a reliever. Over the past three months at Norfolk, Baumann has compiled a 2.76 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 45.2 innings, and he delivered his best start of the season his last time out Aug. 31. In that start against Lehigh Valley, Baumann tossed six innings and allowed one unearned run while striking out 13.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Optioned to Norfolk
Baumann was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The move comes as teams around the league are required to drop the number of pitchers on their active rosters to 13. Baumann's latest MLB stint lasted four days. He threw a scoreless innings of relief Sunday against the Rays in his lone appearance, dropping his ERA on the season to 4.50.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Recalled from Triple-A
Baumann was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.
Baumann made the Orioles' Opening Day bullpen but has spent much of the season in the minors, posting a 4.91 ERA and 8:6 K:BB in 11 innings at the highest level. He's remained a reliever in the minors, where he's struggled to a 7.71 ERA across 16.1 frames. That suggests he could continue to pitch out of the pen going forward even though it's starter Bruce Zimmermann who he'll be replacing on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Sent back down
Baumann was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.
Baumann was recently recalled by the Orioles, and he allowed a run on three hits and no walks while striking out two in 3.2 relief innings against the Rays on Saturday. He's posted a 4.91 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 11 innings over six outings with the major-league club this year, but he'll head back to Norfolk after Marcos Diplan was recalled Monday.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Recalled by Orioles
Baumann was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.
Baumann was sent down in late April, but he'll rejoin the active roster after posting a 3.72 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 9.2 innings spanning four relief appearances in Norfolk. He logged a 6.14 ERA in 7.1 innings over five relief appearances in the majors early in the season, so he should pitch mainly in low-leverage situations.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Sent to Triple-A
Baumann was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Baumann has given up five earned runs with a 6:6 K:BB over 7.1 innings and will now head to the minors. Kyle Bradish, who will start in his MLB debut Friday against Boston, was called up from Norfolk in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Charged with second loss
Baumann (1-2) took the loss Sunday versus the Angels. He allowed a run on a hit, a walk and a hit batter with one strikeout in 1.1 innings.
Baumann had no trouble in the sixth inning, but he allowed three of four batters in the seventh to reach. Felix Bautista allowed one of them to score on a bases-loaded walk before escaping the jam, but the Orioles' offense couldn't get Baumann off the hook. He's allowed runs in each of his last three appearances. The 26-year-old has a 6.35 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 6:4 K:BB in 5.2 innings, but he could still be an option to join the rotation after Chris Ellis (shoulder) exited Sunday's game in the first inning.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Takes loss Tuesday
Baumann (1-1) took the loss Tuesday versus the Athletics. He allowed two runs on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings.
Chris Ellis delivered 4.1 scoreless innings in a spot start, but Baumann wasn't able to follow up with similar results. Baumann ran into trouble in the sixth inning, allowing a two-run double to Seth Brown that put the Athletics ahead for good in the 2-1 game. The right-handed Baumann has allowed three runs, three hits and three walks in 4.1 innings across three relief outings this season. He'll continue to serve as a multi-inning option to pair with the Orioles' starters that haven't built up their pitch counts as much early in the season.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Mike Baumann: Earns win in season debut
Baumann (1-0) allowed a hit and a walk while striking out three in 2.1 innings to earn the win Monday versus the Brewers.
Baumann's outing followed four scoreless innings from starter Bruce Zimmermann. This was an expected relief appearance for Baumann, who has worked as a starter for many of his minor-league appearances. The right-hander could be in the mix for a starting role, as Dean Kremer (oblique) is expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks. Alexander Wells and Spenser Watkins are also candidates to join the rotation, though it's unlikely any of them stretched out enough to be in line for wins should they take on a starting role. Baumann threw 37 pitches (20 strikes) in his appearance Monday.... See More ... See Less
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