Orioles: Opening Day 25-Man Roster Set

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The Baltimore Orioles have set their 25-man roster for Opening Day. 

There are some notable players who have made the club. Pitchers Tyler Wilson and Vidal Nuno have been named to the roster, due to the injuries of starting pitchers Chris Tillman (shoulder) and Wade Miley (shoulder/illness). Miley’s stint on the disabled list will be retroactive to March 30. He will most likely return on April 9. Tillman, on the other hand, could possibly be back by May 2.

Tillman’s injury is a bit more tricky due to his bursitis of the right shoulder. It is the inflammation of the bursa in the joint of the shoulder and it has set him back a couple of times during Spring Training.

As for the rest of the club, Trey Mancini is now listed as an outfielder on the roster. He will most likely play in the field against left-handed pitching in place of Mark Trumbo. Trumbo will presumably be a full-time designated hitter and could spell Chris Davis at first base from time to time.

Outfielder Craig Gentry has made the team over Aneury Tavarez. Gentry was a non-roster invitee and impressed throughout Spring Training. Tavarez was a Rule 5 pick and because he didn’t make the team, he was returned to the Boston Red Sox after clearing waivers.

Gabriel Ynoa and Jayson Aquino also didn’t make the club and were optioned to Norfolk. They will be used as starters in the Minors.

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Jayson Aquino, who made a strong push to take the final starting spot in the rotation for Chris Tillman, was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday. (via The Baltimore Sun)




Designated Hitter

  • Mark Trumbo


Disabled List (10-Day)

As it stands, the O’s have three starters and eight relievers on the roster. Tillman and Miley will return soon, so fans shouldn’t panic just yet. Baltimore also has a whopping 14 position players on the roster currently. That also won’t last because manager Buck Showalter is known for making roster moves regularly throughout the season.

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Born in Norfolk, VA and raised Baltimore, MD. Currently a college student at the University of Baltimore and formerly the sports editor of McDaniel College. Also a former intern of PressBox Online in Baltimore.

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