The Orioles reduced their roster to 32 players following today’s rain-shortened 4-3 win at Harbor Park by optioning pitchers Kevin Gausman and T.J. McFarland and infielder Jemile Weeks to Triple-A Norfolk.
They will get down to the required 25 by putting Manny Machado, Edgmer Escalona, Francisco Peguero, Nolan Reimold, Michael Almanzar and Johan Santana on the disabled list, and by having Troy Patton on the restricted list while he serves a 25-game suspension.
Barring a late addition, Jonathan Schoop has officially made the team and Evan Meek has inherited the last bullpen spot.
The Orioles must create room for Meek and outfielder Delmon Young on the 40-man roster.
Here’s the current 25-man roster:
Pearce also can play first base. Pearce, Young and Cruz also can get at-bats as the designated hitter