Orioles general manager Dan Duquette joined the Norris & Davis show to discuss the squad and recent draft signings.
Steve started out by asking Dan about their draft picks and relevant signing news. Duquette said that draftees have been signing early this year and that they already have 18 of their 20 first picked signed, which is tremendous.
Steve asked Duquette about Hunter Harvey’s baby face. Dan said that Harvey has electric stuff and that Gausman looked almost as young when he was drafted last year. Duquette said that when he went to see Harvey pitch in high school Hunter struck out 17 in eight innings and could have pitched for any major league team that night.
Ed then asked what Dan can tell us about Bundy’s injury. Dan said that he is in line to see Doctor Andrews tonight, and that if surgery is indicated then Bundy is willing to do it. He is young enough so that he should be able to take care of it and return.
Steve asked if Gausman was going to start sometime this week. Duquette said that he is for sure a candidate for this weekend series.
Ed then asked about Tillman and why the starters have not been going deep into games and thereby wearing out the pen. Duquette said that it has been an issue for the team throughout the season.
Steve asked about the best case scenario time frame Roberts can rejoin the big league team. Duquette said if he can move around then it shouldn’t be too long. Probably after the Yankee series.