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Rich Dubroff

Orioles set Opening Day roster; Armstrong on paternity list

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BOSTON—Even though the Orioles’ Opening Day game against the Boston Red Sox has been postponed until Friday, they did have to set their 26-man roster.

Right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong begins the season on the paternity list, allowing the team to carry Cole Sulser and Dillon Tate among its 14 pitchers.

Travis Lakins was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, and outfielder DJ Stewart was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a strained left hamstring.

Two players, right-hander Hunter Harvey (oblique) and first baseman Chris Davis (back), are on the 60-day injured list and don’t count against the 40-man roster.

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  1. CalsPals

    April 1, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Is it true that Elias is on the 60 day injured list…go O’s…

  2. Bman

    April 1, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    We’ll see what happens when Harvey, stewart, Davis, and Armstrong come off their lists.

    • Bhoffman1

      April 1, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      Bman Chris might become the modern day Albert Belle and stay on the dL for three years including last year

  3. dlgruber1

    April 1, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    I know the O’s have some good young arms coming up but I’m thinking maybe one more worst record in MLB to get next years top pick and grab Jack Leiter from Vanderbilt would be worth it.

    • Tyler10

      April 1, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      Jack Leiter is awesome! What a great addition he would be.

    • dlgruber1

      April 1, 2021 at 4:08 pm

      My bad, what was I thinking? He’ll be taken in this years draft so he’ll be gone by the time the O’s pick. Oh well.

      • Boog Robinson Robinson

        April 1, 2021 at 4:48 pm

        What’s it matter? With Elias, we wouldn’t see him until 2025.

        Besides … tanking stinks.

        • Codder

          April 1, 2021 at 5:38 pm

          In Elis I trust. Look what happened to Bundy and Gausman. Never came close to their potential with O’s

          • Boog Robinson Robinson

            April 1, 2021 at 7:37 pm

            I’m sure a lot of their shortcomings had to do with the park, but hey, look at what they’re doing now.

    • CalsPals

      April 1, 2021 at 4:31 pm

      Maybe not, people picking before them could try to manipulate the draft, kind of like what the O’s did with the 2nd pick last year…go O’s…

    • dlgruber1

      April 1, 2021 at 6:03 pm

      BRR, I was not advocating tanking, tho after rereading what I wrote I can absolutely see how it would be taken that way. No, sadly, I simply meant that, looking at the team they’re going to be fielding this year, if they were to end up with the worst record this year it would at least lead to getting a shot at a terrific pitcher. No, I’m looking forward to the days when they’ll be drafting very late in the first round.

      • Boog Robinson Robinson

        April 1, 2021 at 7:35 pm

        Atta boy DLG.

    • Bhoffman1

      April 1, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      Bundy opening day starter for Angels. Arrieta back in Chicago . O Day a Yankee. Christian Walker batting fourth for Arizona. Yastrzemski playing like a Yastrzemski. I could go on and on

      • BrooksPJs

        April 1, 2021 at 8:48 pm

        What are you doing? Listing players previously in Orioles organization who were traded or granted free agency and are now starting for another team? Seems like you could do that for any MLB team

    • dlgruber1

      April 1, 2021 at 8:40 pm

      Gausman also Opening Day pitcher for Giants tho that might be more an indictment on Giants pitching than how well Gausman is doing. Still a feather in his cap tho.

  4. Codder

    April 1, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    It will be interesting to see how well Means, Harvey, Kreamer, Lopez, Zimmerman pitch this year. If they pitch well O’s will surprise alot of people

    • BrooksPJs

      April 1, 2021 at 5:58 pm

      Non-dairy Kreamer? Sorry, I can’t help myself…

  5. Codder

    April 1, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    O’s offense should get a boost. Mancini is back. And hopefully a full healthy year from Mountcastle, Hays, Santander

    • Icterus fan

      April 1, 2021 at 5:48 pm

      No doubt, man. We should be ok offensively

    • Hallbe62

      April 2, 2021 at 2:37 pm

      Crack the Sky ! ….with lumber

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