BALTIMORE –- The Orioles started two rookies in Thursday’s doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox. One got the win, and the other one nearly pitched well enough.
2014 record: 73-89, 4th place in AL Central
Manager: Robin Ventura, 4th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $117 million
The breakthrough continued for Chris Tillman on Tuesday night.
A month ago, few Orioles fans knew that Nate McLouth was in the organization. Buried in Norfolk, McLouth was about to opt out of his minor league contract and look for a big league deal.