Updating the weekend pitching matchups

The Orioles have one confirmed starter for their weekend series against the Rays at Camden Yards. Kevin Gausman will be recalled and start Game 1 of Friday’s split doubleheader.

The rest is up in the air.

Meanwhile, the Rays will send right-hander Alex Colome (0-0, 4.50 ERA) to the mound in Game 1 and right-hander Jake Odorizzi (3-7, 4.29 ERA) in Game 2.

Left-hander Erik Bedard (3-5, 4.25 ERA) will start Saturday and right-hander Alex Cobb (2-6, 4.10 ERA) is scheduled to pitch Sunday.

The Orioles anticipated right-hander Jeremy Hellickson starting on Friday, but he’s going to remain at Triple-A Durham.

Left-hander David Price is making perhaps his final home start today against the Pirates. He’s the subject of intense trade rumors.

The Orioles don’t figure to jump into the bidding, though he may not cost their top pitching prospects in return. The common belief is the Rays prefer top young position players who are major league ready and under team control for an extended period.

For example, the James Shields trade with the Royals in December that netted them outfielder Wil Myers.

As for the rest of the Orioles rotation this weekend, Bud Norris will start Game 2 of the doubleheader if his bullpen session today doesn’t cause any discomfort in his right groin. Otherwise, Chris Tillman will make the start and Norris will be pushed back to Saturday or Sunday.

Tillman is tentatively scheduled to start on Saturday.

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