Orioles cuts

The Orioles have begun trimming their roster in anticipation of Monday’s 25-man deadline. The O’s are expected to make 7 or 8 cuts today, with David Riske, Rick VandenHurk and Randy Winn among the early empty lockers.

Riske left camp last night to tend to a personal issue and the Orioles aren’t sure at this point if he will accept an assignment to Triple-A Norfolk or not.

Based on my roster guesses,  Ryan Drese, Nick Green, Brendan Harris,  Zach Britton (who is starting today’s game),  Craig Tatum, Clay Rapada and Nolan Reimold could also be on the chopping block.

As could Chris Tillman or Brad Bergesen.

There’s rain the forecast so stay tuned on whether the Orioles play the Tigers this afternoon. The O’s are hitting in the cages this morning.

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