A potential reunion between the Orioles and right-hander Chris Tillman is very much still alive as the team looks to continue to upgrade its rotation after the signing of former Texas Rangers starter Andrew Cashner. Mutual interest remains between the sides and Tillman is expected to make his decision on where he will pitch this season within the next 48 to 72 hours, an industry source said Friday. Tillman has had significant recent discussions with the Orioles, Minnesota Twins and two other clubs. The Orioles arrived at spring training this week with just two rotation spots filled, by right-handers Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman, and even with the addition of Cashner, the club remains focused on adding one more veteran starter. Tillman averaged 14 wins and 32 starts with a 3.91 ERA from 2013 to 2016 before struggling to an unsightly 7.84 ERA over 20 games (19 starts) last season. Tillman, who turns 30 on April 15, is still seeking a one-year deal with the opportunity to rebound from his off year and test the free-agent market again after this season.
Chris Tillman expected to choose team within next few days, could return to Orioles
Baltimore Sun | Feb 17