BALTIMORE -- For the moment, the Orioles aren’t making any bullpen moves. Manager Buck Showalter spoke with pitching coach Dave Wallace after Thursday’s doubleheader about the relievers, each of whom pitched in the games.
“Everybody is available down there. There are some we’d rather not pitch. I think the challenge is going to be after today’s game,” Showalter said.
The Orioles brought Norfolk left-hander Cesar Cabral to Baltimore to be available in case he needed to be activated between games of Thursday’s doubleheader. He remains an option to be recalled if needed.
With both Alejandro De Aza and Ryan Lavarnway designated for assignment this week, there are two open roster spots on the 40-man.
One reliever, Wesley Wright, who is on the 60-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury, is eligible to be activated on June 11, which could be in the midst of Brian Matusz’s suspension.
Showalter said that there was no rush to get Wright back because Brad Brach and Oliver Drake are effective against left-handed hitters.
NOTES: Showalter was going to speak with Bud Norris on Friday about his next step. Norris, who is on the 15-day disabled list with bronchitis, pitched his second rehab game on Wednesday for Bowie. …Jonathan Schoop (right knee) is getting closer to playing in rehab games in Sarasota, Fla. He’s working with minor league infield coordinator Kevin Bradshaw.
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