The Baltimore Orioles were able to avoid a majority of their roster decisions that faced them in spring training due to guys going on the disabled list to open up spots. Time heals all wounds and the Orioles are about to face a whirlwind of roster decisions as players return from the disabled list.
Buck Showalter likes to say that “things have a way of working themselves out” in terms of roster decisions, and he’s right more often than not. Think about it, in spring training fans were asking, will Jimmy Paredes make the team? Will Nolan Reimold? How do you trim the bullpen down? And many more.
Before you knew it, JJ Hardy, Paredes, Matt Wieters, and David Lough all had to go on the DL and thus opened the door for Ryan Lavarnway, the ability to keep all three of Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop and Everth Cabrera and even opened a roster spot to keep eight bullpen arms to start the season.
Since then, we have seen Ryan Webb traded, Logan Verrett lost to waivers, Nolan Reimold sent to AAA and Wesley Wright hitting the DL opening a spot for Lough when he returned.Read more... Join the Conversation...