BALTIMORE—Oriole starting pitcher Kyle Bradish, who is on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation, will make a rehabilitation debut for Double-A Bowie in Somerset on Saturday night. This is Bradish’s first start since June 19eand it won’t be his last in the minor leagues, according to manager Brandon Hyde.
“We’re going to rebuild it,” Hyde said. “He’s potentially going to make two or three starts in Triple-A, or in the minor leagues. I’m not sure of the schedule. First outing is going to be three to four rounds and rebuilding it to be complete before it comes back here.
Bradish is 1-4 with a 7.38 ERA in 10 starts.
“We’re not going to bring him back here if he can’t pitch five or six innings, so we’re going to build him up that way.”
Matt Harvey, whose 60-game suspension for distributing opioids is over, will make his first start for Triple-A Norfolk in Jacksonville on Friday night.
Ignore Trade Chats: The deadline for exchanges is August 2n/aand the Orioles could be an active team.
“Everybody knows the business of the game,” Hyde said. “Everyone is aware that players are moving and organizations are making moves that benefit them now and in the future. These are decisions over which we have no control. We will control what we can. I want our guys to show up and get ready to play, and whatever happens, happens.
“I think we have that mindset here. I don’t feel any sort of “what if?” But we are all professionals and know the nature and business of the game. At the moment, we are in last place in our division. One day we’ll be number one in our division, but right now we’re one foot ahead of each other, and we’ll see what happens.
The Orioles start Friday’s game against the Angels five games behind the last wildcard spot behind Toronto, but they’re also behind Cleveland, Seattle and Chicago.
“We have so much season left,” Hyde said. “We have so much season left. We’ve been playing well lately. We’ve been playing good baseball here for a few months. We just want it to continue. »
Sulser expects: Since Beau Sulser was acquired off waiver from Pittsburgh on May 14ehe pitched in eight games, one for the Orioles on May 27eand eight for Triple-A Norfolk.
Sulser was on the taxi crew for part of the last road trip to Chicago and Seattle. Since Wednesday, he’s been waiting in the bullpen for another chance.
“It’s definitely been hectic, but in the best possible way,” Sulser said. “I think they show me that they see me helping this team. Otherwise I wouldn’t move up and down, so it’s definitely better than the alternative.
“People are pitching really well and people are staying healthy. you go by taxi [squad] just in case something happens. When you’re going to throw 15 pitchers and everyone throws well, you won’t need the guy in the cab.
As a member of the cab crew, Sulser was able to travel with the Orioles and get major league meal money, but did not receive major league pay or service time.
“Now that I’m activated, I can pitch here soon and make a little living.”
Taxi Squad members cannot be in the dugout or bullpen during the game.
“When you’re in Triple-A and even when you’re on the 40-man [roster], it still doesn’t seem too close because I’m still in Triple-A,” Sulser said. “Then when you’re here, you pitch with all the guys, you’re at the stadium, so it’s definitely bittersweet.
“I’m using the time to try to recover because you’re not going to start the game. You know. You can do some extra recovery. You can do a little extra lifting, which is very useful in season. When you’re in the bullpen, whether you’re in Triple-A or the big leagues, you don’t know whether you’re going to pitch or not.
“The good thing about being on the taxi team is I try to take advantage of that aspect that you know you don’t throw in the game, I know I’m not activated. I know I don’t pitch in a game I can do a few other extra things that I might not be able to do if I’m Triple-A or major league activated… Otherwise I just come back to the hotel and try watching the game.
Remarks: Pitcher Chris Ellis, who underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in May, was at the clubhouse. Starting pitcher John Means has also been on hand for this series. … The first 25,000 fans ages 15 and older at Saturday’s game receive Hawaiian Oriole shirts.