Duchscherer officially on disabled list (and more)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Another domino fell in Orioles camp today when they placed pitcher Justin Duchscherer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hip.

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:

Jeremy Guthrie
Brian Matusz
Brad Bergesen
Jake Arrieta
Chris Tillman

(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.)

Kevin Gregg
Koji Uehara
Michael Gonzalez
Jim Johnson
Jeremy Accardo
Jason Berken
Josh Rupe

Position players:
Derrek Lee
Brian Roberts
J.J. Hardy
Mark Reynolds
Matt Wieters
Nick Markakis
Adam Jones
Luke Scott
Vladimir Guerrero

Felix Pie
Jake Fox
Cesar Izturis
Robert Andino

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.

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