Ortiz allowed three runs and three hits in two-thirds of an inning in Friday night’s game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Yefry Ramírez will start against the White Sox on Saturday, with Sunday’s spot listed as TBD.
Hess is available in relief tonight, but manager Buck Showalter wants to give Rogers an extra day following Sunday afternoon’s outing against the Rays. Hess and Rogers could back up Ortiz and Ramírez in a “tandem” setup.
Showalter doesn’t like the word “piggybacking.”
The Orioles might add another pitcher to their expanded roster.
Showalter hasn’t ruled out having Trumbo and Bleier available for opening day, but he also knows that they could begin the season on the disabled list.
Orioles assigned to Glendale of the Arizona Fall League include pitchers Tanner Chleborad, Tyler Erwin and Jay Flaa, according to the Desert Dogs’ roster. Infielder Steve Wilkerson and outfielder Austin Hays also are listed, and catcher Martin Cervenka is expected to join the group.
Hays is questionable pending the results of the examination on his ankle that was scheduled today.
For the Athletics
Ramón Laureno CF
Matt Chapman 3B
Jed Lowrie 2B
Khris Davis DH
Matt Olson 1B
Stephen Piscotty RF
Marcus Semien SS
Nick Martini LF
Jonathan Lecroy C
Liam Hendriks RHP