The Orioles have won 15 of their past 24 and are a surprising 1 1/2 games back in the race for the second American League wild-card berth. Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports said Baltimore was "actively seeking" a starting pitcher before the July 31 deadline, but it failed to bolster a staff that ranks 29th in the majors in rotation ERA.
There is no guarantee either pitcher would provide a notable boost. The 33-year-old Gonzalez is 6-10 with a 4.85 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 18 starts, although he did work eight strong innings in a win against the Astros on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Holland owns a 5.25 ERA and a career-worst 1.58 WHIP in 23 games (22 starts).
-- Doug Mittler