Vespi recalled, Webb on paternity list, Orioles and Angels Opening Day lineups

The Orioles broke camp with their bullpen apparently set, but they made a late change this afternoon.

Nick Vespi has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk, giving the club a fourth left-hander, and Jacob Webb went on the paternity list. Webb can be gone for three days.

The 40-man roster is down to 38 players with outfielder Ryan McKenna and infielder/outfielder Tyler Nevin designated for assignment.

Kyle Bradish (right UCL sprain) and John Means (left forearm strain) are on the 15-day injured list retroactive to Monday.

Catcher Michael Pérez is on the taxi squad.

Jordan Westburg is serving as the Orioles’ designated hitter this afternoon in a mainly right-handed lineup for Opening Day against the Angels.

Gunnar Henderson is leading off, followed by Adley Rutschman.

Cedric Mullins is batting seventh.

Ramón Urías is the third baseman and Jorge Mateo is starting at second.

For the Orioles

Gunnar Henderson SS
Adley Rutschman C
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Anthony Santander RF
Austin Hays LF
Jordan Westburg DH
Cedric Mullins CF
Ramón Urías 3B
Jorge Mateo 2B

Corbin Burnes RHP

For the Angels

Anthony Rendon 3B
Aaron Hicks RF
Mike Trout CF
Taylor Ward LF
Brandon Drury 2B
Nola Schanuel 1B
Miguel Sanó DH
Logan O’Hoppe C
Zach Neto SS

Patrick Sandoval LHP

Tony Kemp has made the club, as expected.

"Tony's been in the big leagues for a while," said manager Brandon Hyde. "Played multiple positions. Both corners, plays second base. Another left-handed bat. I think that's important. A guy that can run a little bit. Just being able to move him around the field, be able to pinch-hit, pinch-run, maybe some spot starts."


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