We knew it was coming. Now it's official.
Duchscherer threw two innings in yesterday's simulated game against six minor league hitters.
The Orioles are hoping that he'll be ready to pitch on April 21 against the Twins at Camden Yards.
Here's how the 25-man roster breaks down:
(Keep in mind that the Orioles are going with four starters to begin the season, which puts Bergesen or Tillman in the bullpen until April 10.)
Also keep in mind that Zach Britton could be called up later this month. And Craig Tatum isn't expected to be down in Triple-A Norfolk for an extended period.