“Things Can Change Quickly” | Dillon Tate Is Back Just In Time To Lengthen and Strengthen Baltimore Orioles Bullpen

“Things Can Change Quickly” | Dillon Tate Is Back Just In Time To Lengthen and Strengthen Baltimore Orioles Bullpen

Dillon Tate has been very steady since his return from his forearm and elbow injury, holding an ERA of 1.29 and securing a win for the 2024 season. 


Tate had a wild and uncertain recovery. MLBbro.com was all over Tate in 2022. It was a breakout season season that put him on the radar as a melanated mound marauder.

Tate Missed Entire 2023 Season 



It was very unexpected, but back in June of 2023, Tate was experiencing discomfort and got a second opinion on his elbow and forearm. This would essentially be the reason for his absence throughout the whole season. 


Tate’s rehab started shortly after the surgery which followed his proper diagnoses of a right forearm strain. He then jumped on track for a return to activity in the bullpen. 


Tate worked diligently and effectively to get back out there with his team. The Orioles coaching staff and manager were very reluctant to put him on full-mound work. This injury was a big blow to Baltimore. Tate was a great bullpen arm who can get some big strikeouts in crunch time. His absences hurt the O’s in the long run. Last season the O’s clinched the AL East with 101 wins, however their bullpen was at its weakest as they entered the playoffs. 

In 2022, Tate established himself as a young MLBbro hurler on a rising Orioles team.



The return of Tate was highly anticipated, he would return on Jackie Robinson Day, earning his first win of the season. He entered the game and started a bit rocky, but he would find his control to pick up the win. 


Tate caught up with Charles Nyonga of MLBbro.com to talk about his win. 


Preparation Is The Key To Dillon Tate’s Success



“Things can change quickly, being prepared is the best things you can do,” Tate told MLBbro. 


This year Tate could be the biggest addition to the O’s. He might be the arm out of the bullpen that they need. In a highly competitive AL East, the O’s definitely can end the season at the top of the standings. 


The O’s are rounding out to be an overall good team. Fellow MLBbro Cedrick “CM Storm” Mullins is leading the charge for this team and creating a spark in the clubhouse. 

With the team hitting on all cylinders at the start of the season, Tate and the bullpen can fall right in line. Tate will continuously work on getting back to full form. By mid-season, if he can put up great numbers out of the bullpen, then the O’s will have an advantage over most teams in the later innings. 


Dillion Tate’s 2024 season is just getting started. He has confidence, swagger and the arsenal to be a great reliever in the majors. His last outing showed a glimpse of what he’s capable of doing in his redemption season.