Orioles finalize 1-year deal to bring back veteran right-hander Chris Tillman

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman throws to the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Baltimore Orioles signed pitcher Chris Tillman to a one-year, $3 million contract that includes performance bonuses.

Tillman was 1-7 with a 7.84 ERA in 19 starts and five relief appearances last year. He is the second starter added by the Orioles in the past week after right-hander Andrew Cashner.

Tillman likely will join right-handers Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman and Cashner in the rotation.

The 29-year-old right-hander lives in Sarasota and had been working out at the Orioles' facility before spring training. Manager Buck Showalter watched Tillman throw and was impressed.

Tillman began last season on the disabled list with right shoulder stiffness.

To make room for Tillman on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated outfielder Jaycob Brugman for assignment.

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