Look for Bergesen to start Saturday
I blogged this earlier, but wanted to make sure it didn’t lost in the pregame tidbit shuffle: Brad Bergesen is going to start Saturday.
It’s not official, but the club can’t really make it official without a corresponding roster move (likely a reliever). Bergesen’s been the leadoff candidate all along and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail confirmed nothing has changed.
Although a lot of people have asked me about bringing up Jake Arrieta, the Orioles aren’t going to call him up for a debut against the Red Sox in front of a packed stadium. When they call up Arrieta, it will be for good, not for a spot start. He’s an important part of their future. Bergesen, though, is part of their immediate plans.
For more on Bergesen’s Triple-A start, I talked to him Sunday night and that story is up here.