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The Orioles are wise to stick with rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman a little longer

The Orioles are wise to stick with rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman a little longer

Let’s start with the obvious: the first two starts of Kevin Gausman’s Orioles career didn’t go quite as planned.

The 22-year-old right-hander, who had allowed just six earned runs in his final five starts at Double-A Bowie before the Orioles called him up last week, doesn’t appear to be overwhelmed by being on the biggest stage of his young career. Gausman has gone after big league hitters. The problem is they have gone right back at him, hitting his high heat hard like they were Andre Agassi slapping a 130-mph serve back over the net.

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