Kevin Gausman struggles in Triple-A debut
Gausman allowed seven earned runs and 10 hits over six innings with a walk, four strikeouts and a wild pitch. He allowed a three-run homer in the sixth inning to Indianapolis outfielder Andrew Lambo.
Manager Buck Showalter said Gausman would need to earn another promotion after he was demoted last week and he certainly didn't look too sharp Wednesday. He was 2-4 with a 3.11 over eight starts with Double-A Bowie before the promotion to the majors and went 0-3 with a 7.66 ERA over five starts with the Orioles.
Carlos Quentin could return without DL trip
Jedd Gyorko nearing a return
Gyorko did some work Tuesday, putting in time in the batting cages and infield, while sprinting in the outfield, the first time he was able to run at full speed. His workout Wednesday was a bit lighter, and the team plans to "ramp up" his workouts beginning Thursday.
"I hit on the field, took ground balls right at me. It feels good. The training staff has done a great job. It's feeling a lot better than it did the first four or five days," Gyorko said. "I turned some double plays, which was good. I took balls further to my left and right. I did some light sprint work in the outfield. It was good to pass that test. Hopefully I'll keep progressing."
Gyorko will likely need to go on a minor-league rehab assignment, though that is not a guarantee. Even if he does go down to the minors, it would likely be just a brief trip, given the relatively short time he has spent on the disabled list so far.
"I don't see any reason why I can't come back and pick up right where I left off. It might be tough to get that timing back right away, but hopefully that doesn't take too long," he said.
Trevor Cahill shouldn't miss much time
Manager Kirk Gibson told the Republic that Cahill's injury is serious, but he was pulled from the start to ensure that he did not change his mechanics while throwing to compensate for the hip soreness.
His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Nationals.
Randall Delgado not guaranteed another start
"We haven't talked about it," manager Kirk Gibson told MLB.com. "It's possible he could start again, but it hasn't been determined. A lot depends on how we get through the weekend."
Delgado allowed just two runs in seven innings of work Tuesday against the Marlins, but might be needed to pitch out of the bullpen prior to Sunday, especially after Trevor Cahill lasted just one inning Wednesday. Delgado fought for a spot in the rotation in spring training, but could no win the No. 5 role.
Asdrubal Cabrera ready for live batting practice
Cabrera, out with a right quad strain, could be cleared to return to the roster for the Indians in around two weeks. He hit in the batting cages and ran in the outfield Monday.
Luis Mateo's season ends with Tommy John surgery
This operation will likely keep the 23-year-old Mateo out until at least next June, an unfortunate outcome for the organization's No. 4 prospect according to Baseball America. He has a 2.55 ERA in 29 appearances in the minors since his professional career began in 2011.
Yoenis Cespedes still not 100 percent
Jason Bay sitting against Angels
Michael Morse in lineup for Mariners
Morse has been in and out of the lineup due to the injury and is hopeful to put it behind him. He has a .255/.314/.461 with 11 homers and 23 RBI in 54 games entering Wednesday.