Orioles option Gausman, McFarland and Weeks

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:

Chris Tillman
Ubaldo Jimenez
Wei-Yin Chen
Miguel Gonzalez
Bud Norris

Tommy Hunter
Darren O’Day
Ryan Webb
Evan Meek
Josh Stinson
Brian Matusz
Zach Britton

Matt Wieters
Steve Clevenger

Chris Davis
Jonathan Schoop
J.J. Hardy
Ryan Flaherty
Steve Lombardozzi

David Lough
Nelson Cruz
Adam Jones
Nick Markakis
Delmon Young
Steve Pearce

Pearce also can play first base. Pearce, Young and Cruz also can get at-bats as the designated hitter

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