Tillman's first session since injury goes well

Tillman's first session since injury goes well

Tillman's first session since injury goes well
BALTIMORE -- Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman threw a bullpen session Tuesday afternoon -- his first since being diagnosed with right elbow inflammation -- and he said everything felt great.

"We will see how Tillman feels tomorrow. I want to make sure he recovers well before we see where that might plug in," manager Buck Showalter said of the team's rotation, which is uncertain beyond Miguel Gonzalez on Wednesday. "We got three or four guys we are considering for Thursday, we will see how it shakes out the next day or two."

Tillman exited his start on Sept. 2 in New York after three innings with what he described as "dead arm," and the 24-year-old's MRI showed some inflammation but an otherwise healthy ligament.

Getting Tillman back into the rotation will help add some stability to an O's rotation that has been pieced together for most of the season, but bolstered by Jason Hammel's return. However, Hammel left his start on Tuesday after 3 2/3 innings because of a right knee injury.

In 11 starts for the Orioles this season, Tillman is 7-2 with a 3.39 ERA.