Kremer was optioned to the Orioles' alternate training site Thursday.
He was not scheduled to make another start this season, so the Orioles will summon some bullpen depth in David Hess. Kremer gave up more runs (seven) in his last start than he did in his first three combined (three), finishing with a 4.82 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 22:12 K:BB in 18.2 innings. He walked three batters in each of his four starts.
Kremer (1-1) allowed seven runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over 2.2 innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
While he didn't allow any homers, all four run-scoring hits the Red Sox produced in the third inning went for extra bases, three of which came off Kremer. That hard contact made it a short outing for the righty, who will finish 2020 with a 4.82 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 22:12 K:BB in 18.2 innings across four starts. He hadn't allowed more than one run in a game prior to Wednesday.
Kremer didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays, giving up one run on three hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out six.
He was headed for his first loss in the majors before Ryan Mountcastle's RBI single in the sixth tied the score at 1-1 and got Kremer off the hook. The rookie right-hander has been lights outs in his first three starts for Baltimore, not allowing more than one run in any of them, and he'll carry a 1.69 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 20:9 K:BB through 16 innings into his final outing of the season Wednesday in Boston.
Kremer gave up one run on four hits with seven strikeouts over five innings during Saturday's 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Yankees. He had three walks and did not factor in the decision.
The 24-year-old faced the Yankees for the second time in as many starts and managed to keep them in check once again. Kremer has surrendered only two runs on five hits with a 14:6 K:BB through his first two big-league starts (11 innings), and he lines up to pitch against the Rays next week.
Kremer (1-0) allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out seven over six innings as he earned the win Sunday against the Yankees.
Kremer was rewarded with a win in his MLB debut as he held the Yankees in check Sunday. He allowed one run in the second inning, but he quelled the Yankees' run production otherwise. Kremer threw 88 pitches, signaling that he should be built up to a full workload going forward. He'll face the Yankees again Saturday in New York.
Kremer was recalled from the Orioles' alternate training site and will start Sunday against the Yankees, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Kremer was added to the 40-man roster last November after a successful run at the Double-A level and will now get a chance to make his major-league debut opposite Masahiro Tanaka. Part of the Orioles' return for Manny Machado in 2018, Kremer averaged 10.9 K/9 across four minor-league seasons. The 24-year-old may be here to stay, though it's unclear how built up he is at the moment.
The Orioles added Kremer to their 60-man roster pool Tuesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Kremer will take the 60-man spot of infielder Richie Martin (wrist), who was placed on the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move. The Orioles will have Kremer report to their alternative summer-camp site in Bowie, so the right-handed pitcher doesn't look as though he'll warrant any serious consideration for the Opening Day roster. Kremer saw action at three minor-league levels in 2019, posting a 3.72 ERA and 1.30 WHIP across 113.2 innings.
Kremer allowed no runs off six hits and two walks while recording five strikeouts over 5.1 innings during spring training.
Kremer pitched well over a limited sample this spring, but he'll still likely begin the season in the minors. The 24-year-old recorded an 8.84 ERA and 1.78 WHIP over 19.1 innings at Triple-A last season. If Kremer can continue to build on his production from spring training, it wouldn't be surprising to see him debut in the majors at some point in 2020.
Kremer was added to the Orioles' 40-man roster on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old will be shielded from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. He struggled to an 8.84 ERA in four starts for Triple-A Norfolk last season but posted a strong 2.98 ERA in 15 starts for Double-A Bowie.
Kremer will start Friday for Triple-A Norfolk after being promoted from Double-A Bowie, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Kremer made his season debut at Bowie in May after dealing with an oblique injury and had an 1.93 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in his last 10 starts to earn the promotion. The 23-year-old has a chance for a September callup if his puts together a few good starts with Norfolk, but he may have to wait until 2020 to make his way to the majors.
Kremer was promoted to Double-A Bowie on Tuesday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
He missed the first month of the minor-league season with an oblique injury, but after tossing 9.2 scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts over his first two starts at High-A, he quickly ascends to the Double-A level, where he made nine starts in 2018.
Kremer (oblique) fired 3.2 scoreless innings for High-A Frederick in his 2019 season debut Thursday, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out five.
Kremer spent the first month of the season rehabbing an oblique injury at extended spring training, but he's finally ready for game action. Once the right-hander is deemed ready, he'll likely report to Double-A Bowie or Triple-A Norfolk.
Kremer (oblique) will open the year rehabbing in extended spring training, MLB.com reports.
He suffered the injury in mid-February, so he's been rehabbing the injury for six weeks already. Unless he has suffered a setback, Kremer should be ready for an assignment to Double-A or Triple-A at some point in the coming weeks.
Kremer (oblique) was seen playing catch Sunday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
It was reported early last week that Kremer was still weeks away from throwing as he has battled the left oblique strain for about a month. A return appears to be on the horizon for the 23-year-old, though he'll first need to progress to throwing off a mound. Kremer was also reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, per Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports.
Kremer (oblique) remains a couple weeks away from throwing, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Reports nearly two weeks ago held that Kremer was two weeks from returning, but that time has almost come and he remains that far from a return. His status for Opening Day is now in serious doubt, though he had little-to-no chance of opening with the big-league club anyway as he's yet to reach the Triple-A level.
Kremer strained his left oblique a couple weeks ago and isn't expected to throw for another two weeks, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
The injury was apparently incurred as the pitching prospect was working out in preparation for spring training. Kremer and the team seem to be downplaying the severity of the issue, though oblique injuries are notorious for having somewhat lengthy recovery times. A more concrete timetable for return will likely come forth once he's able to get back to throwing.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/23||@ BOS||L 1-9||1||2.2||7||7||3||2|
|09/17||vs TB||L 1-3||5.0||3||1||3||6|
|09/12||@ NYY||L 1-2||5.0||4||1||3||7|
|09/06||vs NYY||W 5-1||1||6.0||1||1||3||7|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||15.1||6||0||0||2||0||0||22||4||4||0.60||0.530|
|2017||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||80.0||33||6||0||1||4||3||96||34||86||5.17||1.500|
|2018||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||79.0||16||16||0||5||3||0||114||26||67||3.30||1.177|