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Orioles don't make any bullpen moves ... yet

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Orioles don't make any bullpen moves ... yet

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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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

It's not how you start, it's how you finish, and boy did Orioles right fielder Steve Wilkerson make sure the team went out with a bang against the Boston Red Sox.

Bottom of the eighth, game knotted at four, Jackie Bradley Jr. sent what seemed to be a moonshot to right field...

But what happens next is arguably the best catch of the entire MLB season. 

This catch by Wilkerson is nothing less than spectacular. Not only did he possess the focus to track the ball beyond the wall, but the athleticism to make the catch while almost tumbling over backwards into the crowd. 

This year may have been a huge let down for Baltimore, but here's to a bright spot heading into the offseason. 

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

The Orioles are now five games better than last season's woeful 47-115 record. While they continue to win meaningless games late in the season, their poor season won't go away. 

Player Notes:

Dylan Bundy gave up only two runs in seven innings pitched against the Blue Jays, bringing his season's ERA down to 4.79. 

Also, Trey Mancini went a perfect 5-5 in the Orioles win Tuesday night. He's now batting .373 against Toronto, hitting 25 of his 94 RBI this season against Toronto. Dwight Smith Jr. also impressed with a 3-4 showing, hitting a homer and three RBI of his own. 

Injuries: 

OF Mason Williams, knee, out indefinitely

RP Hunter Harvey, biceps, sidelined, day-to-day

RP Josh Rogers, elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, back, 60-Day IL, 2020

Coming Up: 

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Orioles at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre

Thursday, Sept. 26: Orioles at Boston, 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park

Friday, Sept. 27: Orioles at Boston, 1:05 p.m. at Fenway Park