Playing roster shuffle
Lefty Pedro Viola was here pregame but when the team got good news on Jeremy Guthrie, he was sent back to Double-A Bowie.
Now, Blake Davis and Brad Bergesen are on their way to D.C (as first reported by the Baltimore Sun) although there’s no guarantee they will be activated.
There isn’t expected to be a roster move postgame, so the team will hold off until Saturday at the earliest, and Davis would obviously be the guy to replace infielder Ryan Adams.
It’s trickier with Bergesen, who could be asked to make Tuesday’s start in place of Guthrie (buying him more time) or he could be used as hte team’s second long man with Alfredo Simon now on the DL.
I’m sure the concerns over Saturday’s starter Brian Matusz -who could possibly tax the bullpen– also factors in to what the Orioles do with Bergesen.