Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles must cut down their roster to 25 players by 10 AM for tonight’s Wild Card matchup against the Texas Rangers. So who makes the cut?
MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko tweeted that the O’s didn’t have lockers in the clubhouse at the Ballpark in Arlington for Dylan Bundy, Luis Exposito, Bill Hill and Zach Phillips. He added that Chris Tillman, Miguel Gonzalez, Wei-Yin Chen, Steve Tolleson, Omar Quintanilla, Lew Ford and/or Xavier Avery could all be removed for the Wild Card game.
Of course, the starters could again be added should the Orioles advance to the ALDS.
While many folks are worried about Joe Saunders’ numbers in Texas, expect Showalter to go to the bullpen early if he gets in trouble. Jake Arrieta, Steve Johnson, Zach Britton and Jason Hammel should all be available if needed.