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30 Chris Tillman SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/200 | Birthdate: 4/15/1988 | Birthplace: Anaheim, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Baltimore | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $508,500 | Owned/Started%: 90/46 | Average Draft Position: 130.04
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Orioles' Chris Tillman rocked by Blue Jays in loss Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman took the loss Thursday, giving up seven earned runs on five hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 7-6 defeat against the Blue Jays.

Tillman (2-2) has alternated poor outings with excellent performances over his first four starts, and Thursday's dud was just the latest in the pattern. The Blue Jays were able to score three runs in each of the third and fourth innings before tacking on one more in the fifth, giving them all they needed to take the win.

Tillman owns a 7.58 ERA and 13:13 K:BB ratio in 19 innings. He's scheduled to face the White Sox Tuesday in his next start.


Orioles starter Chris Tillman allows one run in 5 1/3 IP for victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) Orioles starter Chris Tillman (2-1) allowed one earned run on six hits and stuck out five in 5 1/3 innings Saturday to earn the win against the Red Sox.

The one run allowed came via Tillman's fielding error in the sixth inning.

Tillman rebounded from a poor start in his last outing.

"I wanted to get back out there. It felt like an eternity between starts," Tillman said. "After starts like that, it's not fun."

"I thought he had good stuff," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I think he was challenged by things out of his control."

Tillman's next start is set for Thursday in Toronto.


Not starting Mookie Betts Saturday no reflection of recent slump


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) Mookie Betts' recent 0-for-7 slide isn't the reason Red Sox manager John Farrell didn't start him Saturday against the Orioles, reports WEEI.com.

With the O's starting right-hander Chris Tillman, who's considered tough with a heavy sinker, Farrell wants to get utility-man Brock Holt some at-bats. 

"A way to get Brock in the lineup," Farrell said. "He has swung the bat well in limited looks against Tillman and our goal, and my personal goal, is to get Brock [in the lineup] and keep him in the mix as much as possible."


Duquette: Orioles have 'tabled' contract talks with Chris Tillman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Orioles executive vice president Dan Duqutte confirmed during a radio interview Sunday night the team has "tabled" contract talks with starting pitcher Chris Tillman, who won't be a free agent until after the 2017 season. 

Duquette said the team prefers not to engage in contract talks during the season, but added there is always the opportunity they could resume negotiations. Although, Duquette said if that does happen, he won't talk about it.

"Well, we had a good discussion with Chris about his contract for this season," Duquette said, per MASNsports.com. "He got a nice raise based on the work that he did and we have a good idea about what his long-term aspirations are, so I thought that was real helpful. We are real glad to have Chris out there pitching for us.

"Since Chris has come back up to the big leagues in the second half of 2012, he's been one of the more dependable pitchers in the American League. He's done a nice job for us. He's quietly become a solid, dependable starting pitcher and a leader on our ballclub."


Orioles' Chris Tillman chased in third inning vs. Blue Jays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman couldn't make it out of the third inning in a loss Sunday, surrendering seven runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings while striking out one in his team's 10-7 defeat against the Blue Jays.

Tillman (1-1) delivered a solid performance in his debut but couldn't find his rhythm Sunday, as the Blue Jays were able to score runs in each of the three innings he worked. He served up home runs to a pair of players that entered Sunday's game with just six career homers combined (Dalton Pompey and Kevin Pillar).

Tillman will focus on rebounding Saturday against the Red Sox in Boston.


Chris Tillman wins Orioles opener


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Starting pitcher Chris Tillman went six and two thirds innings, allowing just four hits, as the Orioles beat the Rays 6-2 on Opening Day, Monday. 

Tillman allowed one run--on an Evan Longoria solo homer in the seventh--walked three and struck out four. He threw 95 pitches, 52 for strikes. Prior to the home run, only one Ray had reached scoring position in the game. 

"I thought it went well," Tillman said, per MASN Sports. "I started off a little shaky, but we were able to get back in it. Fastball command got better as I went. My off-speed pitches were a struggle all day, but we were able to make some really good pitches with the fastball to get through that."

Tillman's next start is scheduled to be at home on Sunday, against Toronto's Drew Hutchison. 


Orioles, Chris Tillman won't finalize extension before Opening Day


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Orioles and pitcher Chris Tillman have been working to complete a contract extension before the season begins, but will not reach an agreement before Monday, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Tillman will make $4.315 million in his first year of arbitration in 2015. He posted a 13-6 record with a 3.34 ERA and 150 strikeouts in 2014.


Orioles, Chris Tillman still working on extension before opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) The Orioles and pitcher Chris Tillman are still working on a contract extension before the Opening Day deadline, but are still far apart in negotiations, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Thursday.

Tillman is set to make $4.315 million in first year of arbitration eligibility this season. The right-hander has gone 29-13 while tossing more than 200 innings in each of the past two seasons. He went 13-6 in 2014 with a 3.34 ERA in 34 starts.


Orioles' Chris Tillman strikes out eight in spring finale vs. Pirates


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman allowed two earned runs on three hits in five innings while racking up eight strikeouts and issuing zero walks in Wednesday's spring finale against the Pirates.

Tillman gave up both runs on a home run in the second inning by Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez but was excellent aside from the one mistake. He closes the spring with a 2.76 ERA and 18:2 K:BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings. Tillman will square off with the Rays Monday on Opening Day.


O's going with Chris Tillman on Opening Day for second straight year


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) The Orioles announced Tuesday starting pitcher Chris Tillman will start Opening Day (April 6) against the Rays. It will be the second straight year Tillman starts on Opening Day for Baltimore.

Tillman has posted a 2.38 ERA through three spring starts. He also has 10 strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings.

The right-hander, who was an All-Star in 2013, has gone 38-16 with a 3.42 ERA in his last 82 MLB starts. He has a 1.20 WHIP in that span.


Orioles' Miguel Gonzalez may get start in season-opening series


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/29/2015) When the Orioles open the season with a three-game series in Tampa Bay, manager Buck Showalter said Miguel Gonzalez will likely start one of the games, reports MLB.com.

“We’re leaning that way. It kind of slots him out the rest of the month where he should be," Showalter said. "Like I say, we’ve got a rare opportunity with playing in our division for as much as we do and the track record our starters have there in different venues against different teams and kind of take advantage of that.”

For his career, Gonzalez is 3-1 with a 2.64 ERA in five starts at Tropicana Field.

Showalter said earlier this spring that Wei-Yin Chen would probably pitch among those first three games as well as Chris Tillman, who's been widely speculated as the club’s Opening Day starter.

Report: Orioles in 'continuous dialogue' with pitcher Chris Tillman


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) The Orioles and pitcher Chris Tillman are reportedly engaged in "continuous dialogue" for a long-term extension and have been for the past several weeks, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Tillman signed a one-year, $4.315 million deal in January to avoid arbitration and the discussions for a new deal are still considered preliminary, according to the report.

Tillman posted a 13-6 record in 2014 with a 3.34 ERA in 34 starts.


Orioles' Chris Tillman pitches his way into the sixth inning vs. Detroit


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Orioles starter Chris Tillman pitched his way into the sixth inning for the first time this spring on Thursday against the Tigers. He allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings of work in a 6-4 defeat.

"Wanted to get him up for the sixth inning," manager Buck Showalter said, per MASN Sports. "This is a night where he could have gone seven or eight, I think. Efficient with his pitches. He was good.

"Balls were flying out of here. Of course, a couple of them were legit."


Orioles, Tillman focusing on 'concepts' in long-term deal talks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) The Orioles and Chris Tillman have begun to talk about a potential long-term contract in the last day or two, but the discussions have focused on "concepts" rather than hard numbers, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

Tillman and the team will continue the discussions throughout the remainder of spring training, with Opening Day viewed as the deadline to agree to a deal. Tillman is set to make $4.315 million in first year of arbitration eligibility this season.


Report: Orioles, Chris Tillman working on long-term extension


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) The Orioles and representatives of pitcher Chris Tillman have continued to work on a long-term extension that would keep the pitcher in Baltimore past the 2017 season, the New York Post reports.

Tillman was eligible for arbitration for the first time this past offseason and agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.315 million. The two sides are likely to break off negotiations by the beginning of the regular season, per the report.

Tillman has put together two straight excellent seasons in the Orioles rotation, going 29-13 while tossing more than 200 innings each year.


Orioles P Chris Tillman likely to make minor-league start


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/20/2015) Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman is likely to make his next start in a minor-league game on Tuesday, per CSNBaltimore.com. Tillman has made two spring starts this season, striking out 12 battes in nine innings of work. 

Orioles SP Chris Tillman strikes out five in four innings Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman allowed one run on four hits and no walks in four innings during his second spring start Thursday against the Pirates. He struck out five, while throwing 43 of 65 pitches for strikes.

"Thought it was really good, actually," Tillman said of his performance, per MASNsports.com. "Fastball command was really good. Changeup got better as the game went, cutter was really good. Curveball got better as the game went on, so I think it was good, both out of the windup and the stretch."

Tillman has logged nine innings this spring, including the three he threw against the Puerto Rico development team Saturday. He has allowed one run on five hits and two walks, while striking out 12.

"Keep doing the same thing," he said. "Keep building the pitch count up a little bit. Got to get up there close to 100 here by the end. Was able to get 60 (actually 65) in the game and came down and threw 12, 15 more in the bullpen. Just have to get the pitch count up a little bit more."


Orioles SP Chris Tillman pleased with spring debut Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman was on the hill for the first time this spring Monday against the Phillies. He tossed two scoreless innings, while allowing one hit and one walk. He struck out one.

"I'm pleased," Tillman said of his outing, per MASNsports.com. "It went well. It was fun to get out there. It gave me a chance to finally see some hitters. It was fun. Got to throw all my pitches. I got out of it what I needed.

"For me, I'm a big feel pitcher. I wanted to get a feel for pretty much all my pitches, I think. Early on, I was a little excited, but really made an adjustment and got back on. Threw some good changeups, some good curveballs. Fastball location was good for the most part. I'm happy with it.

"Ninety percent of it was fastball command. I was able to mix in some (other pitches), but then I came down and got up a third time in the bullpen and threw most of my pitches. I got done what I needed from it."


Orioles SP Chris Tillman excels at controlling running game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman has allowed only two stolen bases in 13 attempts since the start of the 2013 season, per MASNsports.com. His ability to hold runners pleases manager Buck Showalter, who wants his pitchers to control the running game.

"When Buck came I focused on it," Tillman said. "Before, I didn't really pay all that much attention to it. Just try to make the best pitch that I can and whatever happens with the runner happens with the runner. But once he put the video in front of us and the stats in front of us about runners advancing another 90 feet, as a pitcher that's everything.

"You're trying to limit the baserunners from getting into scoring position and they're a single away from scoring and I think when you're able to lock down the running game and focus on making your pitches, it's a whole other tool in the toolbox, especially with the catchers we have. John Russell is one of the best catching coaches in the game, and working with (Matt) Wieters and (Nick) Hundley and Caleb (Joseph) last season, we have a lot of stuff on our side."


O's avoid arbitration with Wieters, Tillman, Davis, Matusz


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Orioles have locked up catcher Matt Wieters, starter Chris Tillman, first baseman Chris Davis and reliever Brian Matusz on Friday, avoiding arbitration, according to MASN Sports, the Baltimore Sun and CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Wieters will make $8.3 million and Matusz will make $3.2 million. Meanwhile, Tillman reached a $4.315 million settlement for 2015. He earned $546,000 last year.


Chris Tillman willing to talk long-term deal with Orioles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman confirmed Wednesday there is mutual interest between him and the team regarding a long-term contract. Tillman is in his first year of arbitration and is under team control through the 2017 season.

“I think it’s smart to listen, and I think it’s dumb not to,” Tillman said, per The Baltimore Sun. “You weigh all the options and go with it. I don’t know a whole lot about it, to tell you the truth. My agent called me about it, and I told him, ‘You know what? Call me back when you know something.’ That’s not me. I’m day to day. I roll with the flow.

“I let my guys do their job, and that’s what they’re there for. I can listen to older guys and that’s really all I can do. Would I like to be with these guys and be their teammates for a while? You’re [darn] right I would. We have a good team, a fun team and I enjoy it here.”

The 26-year-old Tillman is 38-16 with a 3.42 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 82 starts since 2012.


'Mutual interest' in Chris Tillman extension, O's say


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2015) Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said there's  "mutual interest" in working out a contract extension with pitcher Chris Tillman, reports MASN Sports.

Tillman, 21, is first-year arbitration eligible and the undisputed opening day starter for the Orioles, at the moment. He has gone 29-13 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over the previous two seasons, exceeding 200 innings in both seasons. 


O's tender contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) As expected, the Orioles announced Tuesday they have tendered contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players. Those players include: Catcher Matt Wieters, infielders Chris Davis, Ryan Flaherty and Steve Pearce, outfielder Alejandro De Aza, right-handers Miguel Gonzalez, Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris and Chris Tillman and left-handers Zach Britton and Brian Matusz.

Orioles Chris Tillman fails to go five Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman failed to go five innings Friday against the Royals.

Tillman allowed five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. The third inning proved to be problematic for Tillman. After an Alcides Escobar solo shot, Tillman loaded the bases. With two outs, Alex Gordon hit a broken-bat, bases-clearing  double, making the score 4-0. The Royals added another run on a Billy Butler sac fly in the fifth. He received a no-decision for his performance after the Orioles tied things up late.


Chris Tillman to start for Orioles in ALCS series opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced Thursday starting pitcher Chris Tillman will be on the hill for Game 1 of the ALCS vs. Kansas City. Tillman won his lone start in the ALDS against Detroit, allowing two runs on four hits (two home runs) and one walk, while striking out six in five innings.