Burnett in the clubhouse (Arrieta sent down)

Alex Burnett is in the Orioles clubhouse and Jake Arrieta just left Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s office. Draw your own conclusions.

We were waiting for a roster move, and that could be it. Nothing official yet, but it looks like there is a No. 68 jersey waiting for Burnett.

Burnett is a 25-year-old right-hander who was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on April 12. Ironically, tonight’s opponent is the Blue Jays. He’s 8-11 with a 4.61 ERA in 174 career major league games with the Twins, and has posted a 0.00 ERA in six innings this season between Triple-A Buffalo and Norfolk.

Burnett’s stay could be a short one. He’s likely here to fortify the bullpen as a long man for a couple of days until the Orioles make another move to bring up a starter for Wednesday afternoon’s game.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

For the Blue Jays:

Munenori Kawasaki SS
Melky Cabrera LF
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Adam Lind DH
J.P. Arencibia C
Colby Rasmus CF
Brett Lawrie 3B
Emilio Bonifacio 2B

J.A. Happ LHP

For the Orioles:

Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Steve Pearce DH
Nolan Reimold LF
Alexi Casilla 2B

Chris Tillman RHP

Update: The Orioles have officially sent Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk and called up Burnett.

Arrieta, who has started each of the team’s last three home openers, struggled in his first four starts this season, going 1-1 with a 6.63 ERA. He lasted no more than five innings in any appearance.

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