Shorebirds' Cowan experiencing shoulder tightness
Shorebirds starting pitcher Jake Cowan is being replaced in the rotation for the first game of tonight's doubleheader against the West Virginia Power by left-hander Nathan Moreau.
Cowan, a 10th-round selection in the 2009 MLB draft, is experiencing some shoulder tightness, according to Orioles assistant director of player development Tripp Norton.
The plan, according to Norton, is to skip Cowan's start and reevaluate him in the next couple days.
Cowan struggled in his last start, giving up six runs and nine hits in five innings against the Kannapolis Intimidators on May 12. He struck out six batters, but allowed two home runs.
In seven starts this season, Cowan is 3-1 with a 3.51 ERA. The 21-year-old right-hander has 40 strikeouts and 18 walks in 41 innings. Opponents are batting .261 against him.