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Orioles place ineffective RHP Chris Tillman on DL with back strain

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman delivers against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of baseball game Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Baltimore. (Gail Burton / AP)
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman delivers against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of baseball game Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Baltimore. (Gail Burton / AP)
Associated Press

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Orioles have placed struggling right-hander Chris Tillman on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

The move comes less than 24 hours after Tillman yielded six runs in 1 1/3 innings against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night, leaving him at 1-5 with a 10.46 ERA.

After the game, he said: “I’m just not getting it done. It’s not good right now. I’ve got to make better pitches.”

In his previous start, Tillman yielded seven runs in one inning against the Angels.

Tillman signed a $3 million, 1-year contract with the Orioles during the offseason after going 1-7 with a 7.84 ERA in 2017.

The 30-year-old has a 74-60 career record and was 16-6 in 2016.

Tillman will be replaced on the roster by right-handed reliever Jimmy Yacabonis, who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

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