BOWIE – Dealing with a nagging shoulder injury, Baltimore Orioles right-handed starting pitcher Chris Tillman made a rehabilitation assignment debut with the Bowie Baysox on April 17 against Richmond.
The ace struggled with his command, but still showed power with his fastball touching 90 miles-per-hour and popped in catcher Austin Wynn's glove several times.
“I felt pretty good, pretty good,” Tillman said. “I feel like it's going well. It's just tough getting loose, but other than that, once I'm loose, I'm good to go.”
Tillman has missed the start of the regular season so far with shoulder bursitis, but is looking for a full recovery before making his way back to Baltimore. He pitched two and two-thirds innings in a no decision performance, hurling 42 pitches (25 strikes) while allowing two hits and a run while walking one and striking out three.