Old Sneakers wrote: If any of the starting five in the rotation go down for several starts due to injury then Gausman, Wright or Rodriguez will get called up. Wasting options and valuable development time.
Just to clarify:
Gausman is already on the forty man and if sent to Norfolk (hopefully) he will use one of his options but if he was wasted in the bullpen all year with an occasional start he would retain both of his remaining options.
Both Wright and Rodriguez are not on the forty so they would first have to be placed on the forty before being activated to the Twenty-Five. If they were to stay with the Orioles all year they would not waste an option. If they were returned to Norfolk an option would be used. If up and stay it would be the same as them being added for rule 5 purposes this next winter, the option would only be used if returned.
If both are placed on the forty this winter because of the rule 5 draft the clock would begin on the options next spring.