DETROIT — Baltimore Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman said Friday that he’s feeling “pretty good,” and is ready to make his return from the disabled list Sunday for the team’s series finale against the Detroit Tigers.

Tillman hasn’t pitched since Aug. 20 and has been on the disabled list since Aug. 21 with right shoulder bursitis. He has thrown two bullpen sessions to ensure that the problems that cropped up after that last start won’t be back again.

Tillman is 15-5 with a 3.76 ERA.

METS: General Manager Sandy Alderson reiterated that the team’s decision to sign Tim Tebow is not a gimmick to sell merchandise.

The 29-year-old Tebow, whose NFL career as a quarterback ended four years ago, agreed Thursday to a minor league contract.

Alderson said before New York’s game at Atlanta on Friday that it wouldn’t be practical to make such a big commitment to Tebow “so we can sell a couple hundred dollars’ worth of T-shirts in Kingsport.”

Alderson said “this was about baseball.”

BRAVES: The team said top prospect Ozzie Albies will undergo surgery next week for a fractured right elbow.

The 19-year-old infielder was injured while playing for Double-A Mississippi in the Southern League playoffs.