Os await roster deadline
SARASOTA, Fla.— The Orioles have to set their Opening Day roster by 3 p.m. ET today and they’re still trying to make a trade to give them some flexibility.
Assuming nothing happens they will take take 13 pitchers and 12 position players, with the roster changing immediately after Game 1 as Chris Davis’ suspension ends. Manager Buck Showalter told reporters in Orlando yesterday that Nolan Reimold was going to start in Triple-A which was one of the final camp decisions. I’ve written before that they didn’t want Reimold to be on the team and then lose him on waivers when they had to make a roster move early on.
It’s expected to be pitchers Chris Tillman, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, Bud Norris, Ubaldo Jimenez, Kevin Gausman, Zach Britton, Darren O’Day, Tommy Hunter, Brad Brach, Brian Matusz, Wesley Wright, and Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia.
Position players are expected to be Manny Machado, Everth Cabrera, Jonathan Schoop, Delmon Young, Alejandro De Aza, Adam Jones, Steve Pearce, Travis Snider, Ryan Flaherty, Caleb Joseph, Ryan Lavarnway and Steve Clevenger.