The Orioles finalized their 25-man roster this afternoon for Friday’s Opening Day, and there was one mild surprise: veteran sidearmer Darren O’Day made the club over lefty reliever
Phillips, who had a minor league option remaining, was not around for pre-game player introductions from either side before Wednesday’s exhibition at Harbor Park against the organization’s Triple-A affiliate, the
Phillips, 25, allowed just four hits, two walks and two runs in 13 1/3 spring innings, but the Orioles decided to keep just one left-hander in the bullpen –
“It’s been a very high anxiety time,” said Patton, 26, who didn’t allow a run in 10 1/3 scoreless
O’Day, 29, was slowed this spring by a
"I wish I would have never gotten hurt, but it all worked out,” said O’Day, whom the Orioles claimed off waivers from the
This will be O'Day's fifth straight season making an Opening Day roster; it will be Patton's first.
“Being able to experience Opening Day is a dream come true, because that in my mind means you actually made it,” said Patton, whom the Orioles acquired in the 2007 deal that sent
The Orioles' other moves were more expected.