BOSTON – The Orioles set their 26-man roster with the anticipated moves on the injured list and a late pivot in the bullpen.
Logan Gillaspie and Mike Baumann made the club, and Joey Krehbiel was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
Krehbiel broke camp with the team and spent most of the season on the active roster before slumping over the second half and being optioned in September. He had poor numbers this spring after two exhibition appearances but got on a roll with six straight scoreless and hitless outings, and he seemed like a safe bet to travel north.
Baumann was switched to a short-inning role and thrived with five consecutive scoreless appearances. Gillaspie pitched in seven games and allowed an unearned run with two walks and 10 strikeouts in seven innings.
The Orioles placed catcher James McCann on the 10-day injured list, pitchers Dillon Tate and Mychal Givens on the 15-day IL and John Means on the 60-day IL. Catcher Anthony Bemboom’s contract was selected, giving him two Opening Day roster berths in a row.
McCann is in Boston and said his oblique is much better. He’d tape up an injured ankle and play through it, but obliques require more patience and care.
Here’s the 26-man roster:
Rutschman, Henderson, Stowers, Vavra, Bradish and Gillaspie made their first Opening Day rosters.
The Orioles haven’t posted their lineup.
For the Red Sox
Alex Verdugo RF
Rafael Devers 3B
Justin Turner DH
Masataka Yoshida LF
Adam Duvall CF
Triston Casas 1B
Christian Arroyo 2B
Reese McGuire C
Kiké Hernández SS
Corey Kluber RHP
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