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39 Kevin Gausman SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/190 | Birthdate: 1/6/1991 | Birthplace: Centennial, CO | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Baltimore | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 54/29 | Average Draft Position: 235.71
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Orioles make tweak to rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) The Orioles announced Sunday they realigned their rotation for the upcoming week, per The Baltimore Sun.

Wei-Yin Chen, who was scheduled to start Wednesday against the Angels, has been pushed back to Friday against the Mariners. Chris Tillman, Kevin Gausman and Bud Norris will face the Angels during a three-game series, which starts Tuesday.

"Wei-Yin had his top pitch count of the year, and I want to keep Gaus on turn," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I think he can benefit from that."


Kevin Gausman stays sharp in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman turned in a quality start in a no-decision Friday night against the Mariners in Seattle. The right-hander permitted one run on seven hits and three walks while striking out three over 6 2/3 innings of work.

Gausman has allowed one earned run or fewer in all but three of his first nine starts. He owns a 3.67 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP over 49 innings of work. His next start will come Thursday at home against the Angels.


Manager giving Kevin Gausman a pass for Sunday's outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman had one of his worst starts of the season Sunday at Oakland, allowing five runs on nine hits and two walks in four innings.

"I think they were just really aggressive, and I think you get confidence as a hitter when you get a couple hits in a game, and I think everybody had a hit off me today," Gausman said, per The Baltimore Sun. "That’s tough for when our guys come in. I really didn’t establish the fastball in as much as I did the first time I faced them, so it kind of takes away that outer half."

Gausman had entered play Sunday with a 4-1 record and 2.36 ERA in his previous six starts. It seems manager Buck Showalter isn't putting too much stock into one bad outing, especially since it was Gausman's first one after the All-Star break.

"I thought stuffwise he was OK," Showalter said of Gausman's performance Sunday. "You’ve got starters with six, seven days in between. You’ve got relief pitchers with seven, eight, nine, 10 days [in between]. It’s tough to get back in. Can you imagine hitters going seven to 10 days without getting any at bats? … You kind of give them a little pass knowing that it’s going to get better moving forward."


Kevin Gausman gets roughed up in loss to A's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman was hit hard in a loss to the A's in Oakland, dropping to 4-3 on the year. The right-hander was charged with five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out six over four innings of a 10-2 defeat.

Gausman owns a 4.04 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over his first eight starts (42 1/3 innings). He has allowed five earned runs in two of his last four outings. He'll look to pick up the pieces Friday at Seattle.

Kevin Gausman being counted on in the second half


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman is ready to perform during the second half, according to the Baltimore Sun

Gausman has had a difficult first half. He's performed well over seven starts in the majors, but has found himself alternating between the majors and minors multiple times. That could change during the second half. Gausman is already slated to start Sunday's game against Oakland, but the club has been mum on his status following that start. Manager Buck Showalter has made comments about having six possible rotation members, but has also indicated Gausman's talent.

Showalter did seem to indicate Gausman would get an extended look soon. "He'll get an opportunity after the break, and we'll see where it takes us," he said. "I'll tell you what, there's five other [starters] here who have a better track record right now. He knows he's gonna earn it."

Gausman has posted a 3.29 ERA over 38 1/3 innings in the majors this season. 


Kevin Gausman picks up complete game win in rain-shortened game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman was awarded the win in a rain-shortened outing Sunday night at home against the Yankees, improving to 4-2 on the season.

The right-hander allowed one run on four hits and no walks while striking out two over five innings of work. The game was called after five innings due to inclement weather, giving him a complete game victory.

Gausman enters the break with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over seven starts (38 1/3 innings). Over his last two starts covering 10 1/3 innings, Gausman has allowed only two earned runs. He will make his next start Sunday in Oakland.


Kevin Gausman returns to start in pre-break weekend


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk Friday, after Ubaldo Jimenez was placed on the disabled list with an ankle injury.

Gausman was optioned to Norfolk earlier in the week to make room on the roster. According to the Baltimore Sun, Gausman will start at some point during the final two games before the All-Star break, either Saturday or Sunday against the Yankees. 


Kevin Gausman optioned to Triple-A


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) The Orioles optioned pitcher Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for reliever Julio DePaula. Gausman pitched well in a no-decision Sunday, allowing one run on four hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Red Sox.

Kevin Gausman takes no-decision vs. Red Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Orioles starter Kevin Gausman took a no-decision Sunday afternoon against the Red Sox in Boston. The right-hander permitted one run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings of a 7-6 win in extras.

Gausman was called up to make the start on Sunday, and it remains to be seen if he'll remain in the rotation moving forward.

Kevin Gausman set to start Sunday against Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman will be called up to make a start Sunday in Boston. It remains to be seen if this promotion is permanent.

Gausman has been up and down from Triple-A Norfolk this season. A poor performance against Tampa Bay in his last outing ended a streak of three consecutive quality starts.


Kevin Gausman an option to start Sunday at Boston


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said starting pitcher Kevin Gausman will start for Class A Aberdeen Wednesday, but he is still an option to start Sunday at Boston. Showalter said Gausman will have an abbreviated start for Aberdeen.

O's manager discusses upcoming rotation plans


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday starting pitcher Chris Tillman will start on regular rest Wednesday against the Rangers.

Showalter added Wei-Yin Chen might start Thursday against Texas, but he had no further update on pitcher Kevin Gausman other than the right-hander will have a work day for Class A Aberdeen Monday.


Kevin Gausman struggles in return against Rays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Those who criticized the Orioles for sending down Kevin Gausman after three excellent starts gained some justificiation when he struggled mightily Friday in his first outing since his recall.

Gausman gave up runs in all the even innings he pitched against Tampa Bay. He finished having yielded five earned runs on seven hits in five innings. His velocity was down as he walked four and fanned just one.

Gausman served as the 26th man for the doubleheader, and was sent back to Triple-A Norfolk shortly after the game. 


Kevin Gausman called up, ready to start Friday opener


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) What was anticipated is now official: Kevin Gausman has been promoted from Triple-A Norfolk to start Game 1 of the Friday doubleheader for the Orioles against Tampa Bay.

Gausman, who was battered in a one-inning minor league stint Monday, had been lights-out in his last three starts with Baltimore. He was 3-0 with two runs allowed in 19 innings during that stretch.


Kevin Gausman roughed up at Triple-A


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman allowed two earned runs on three hits in one inning Monday at Triple-A Norfolk. However, it was just a side session for Gausman, who will be recalled to start one of Friday's doubleheader games against the Rays, notes MASNSports.com.

Kevin Gausman to pitch one inning Monday in minors


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Orioles starter Kevin Gausman will throw one inning for Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, reports MASNSports.com. It's akin to a bullpen session between starts.

Gausman is scheduled to start one of Friday's doubleheader games against the Rays. He's 3-1 with a 2.74 ERA in four starts this season.


Kevin Gausman to return to Orioles for Friday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) The demotion of Orioles promising starter Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk is quite temporary - he will be back up to start one of the Friday doubleheader games.

Gausman certainly wasn't sent down due to poor performance. He is unbeaten in his last three starts and has given up just two runs in 19 innings during that stretch.


Kevin Gausman sent down Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) The Orioles optioned pitcher Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk Friday, with a bullpen arm expected to be called up Saturday.

Gausman had been in the rotation for three turns and won each time out, allowing just two runs over 19 innings of work combined. He will have to remain in the minors for at least 10 days, barring an injury that forces someone on the 25-man roster to go on the disabled list.  


Kevin Gausman blanks Rays for six innings


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman tossed six shutout innings Wednesday as Baltimore handled the Rays 2-0. Gausman (3-1) struck out five, walked one and scattered five hits as his ERA plunged to 2.74.

The Rays loaded the bases with no outs in the first, but Gausman struck out Ben Zobrist and James Loney to escape unscathed. Over his last three starts covering 19 innings, Gausman has allowed 14 hits and two earned runs. 

He'll take on the White Sox next Wednesday.


Kevin Gausman to get the start Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Rays.

Gausman was said to be pitching for his rotation spot Thursday, and performed well enough to remain in the rotation. Miguel Gonzalez will start Tuesday, and Gausman will follow him Wednesday.

Gausman posted a 3.71 ERA over 17 innings. 


Kevin Gausman making strong case to remain in rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman made a solid impression with a quality start, improving to 2-1 on the year Thursday night against the Blue Jays. The right-hander permitted one run on five hits and three walks while striking out three in six innings of a 4-2 victory.

Gausman owns a 3.71 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP through three starts (17 innings). It remains to ve seen if he'll stay in the rotation.

"I feel good about what I've done. Not my decision, so whatever happens will be for the club's best interest," Gausman said after the game, per MASN Sports.

Kevin Gausman pitching for rotation spot Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman is pitching for a rotation spot Thursday, according to MASN.

Miguel Gonzalez, who Gausman replaced in the rotation, is getting close to being activated, which could signal Gausman being kicked out of the rotation. Manager Buck Showalter left some reason for optimism, though, saying Gausman could remain a starter if he "pitches next time like he pitched last time." 

In his last start, Gausman held the Athletics to one run over seven innings. The Orioles haven't exactly made it easy on him. Gausman has faced the Tigers and Athletics in his first two starts, and will take on the Blue Jays Thursday. All three teams boast top-10 offenses this season. 


Kevin Gausman still has his faults


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/9/2014) Equipped with a 98 mph fastball and boasting the pedigree of a top draft pick, Kevin Gausman is as talented as any pitcher who will come up to the big leagues this year. And if you want to own him for no other reason than that, I wouldn't fault you for it.

But even after his gem against the Athletics Saturday, I have my doubts about his major-league readiness.

His problem is more or less the same as Tony Cingrani's: He's lacking a third pitch. And when he's extended deep into games, it shows. That's why he dominated the Tigers for four innings in his first start this year before falling apart in the fifth. It's also why he was so much more effective as a reliever than a starter during his time in the majors last year.

And judging by how manager Buck Showalter described Saturday's start, saying Gausman "got enough breaking balls over to show a third pitch," the 23-year-old's arsenal is still a work in progress.

Maybe his stuff will be good enough to minimize his growing pains, but based on what we've seen from him so far in his career, I have my doubts.


Kevin Gausman to start Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman will get another start Thursday, according to MASN.

Gausman performed well Saturday, giving up just one run over seven innings. Gausman has a chance to earn a regular spot in the rotation based on how he pitches with Miguel Gonzalez sidelined. 


Kevin Gausman tosses seven one-run innings in win vs. A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman shined in his second start of the season Saturday, giving up just one earned run on four hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out six to pick up a win in his team's 6-3 victory over the A's.

Gausman (1-1) was rocked in his first start in mid-May, but the highly-regarded prospect was back with the Orioles Saturday to fill in for the injured Miguel Gonzalez. His only blemish came on a third-inning solo home run. Gausman owns a 4.91 ERA and 8:3 K:BB ratio in 11 innings over his two starts. He could be tabbed to make Thursday's start against the Blue Jays.