The Orioles Thursday doubleheader against the Rays is going to have an extra fun local angle. The team announced early in the afternoon that Baltimore area native Bruce Zimmermann, acquired from the Braves in the Kevin Gausman trade two years ago, is the probable starter for the second game of the twin bill.
Zimmermann’s status as probable starter was announced along with several roster moves that did not involve Zimmermann. The Orioles also added relievers Branden Kline and Evan Phillips to the roster. Kline was born in Frederick and Phillips was born in Salisbury, so there will be a lot of Maryland-connected pitchers on the roster for today.