As the roster turns (updated)
An Orioles club averaging more than a roster move a day continues to keep busy with transactions.
Baltimore announced Monday that it has acquired lefty reliever J.C. Romero from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Minor League Carlos Rojas. Romero –in his second stint this season in the organization — will be officially activated and added to the Orioles’ 25-man roster prior to Tuesday’s game.
Romero will take the roster spot of right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich, who was optioned after Sunday’s game, and gives the Orioles another lefty in the bullpen along with Troy Patton.
It also might not be the only roster move the club makes prior to the Red Sox series. The Orioles are dealing with a potential disabled list situation and are prepared to activate right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson if needed prior to Tuesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Johnson was optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk a day after his first career Major League start and he would not be eligible to return to the club until Sunday unless there’s a DL situation. He was originally scheduled to start for Norfolk on Tuesday.
The Orioles are also still in need of a starter for Saturday’s game and are currently employing a four-man rotation.
Also, in case you missed it: Manny Machado was named Co-American League Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday. You can read more about that here.
Associate reporter Greg Luca did a great job looking at the success of Wei-Yin CHen and how quickly he’s fit in with his new Oriole teammates. You can read that here.