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Lefty Zach Phillips in Orioles clubhouse

Left-hander

Zach Phillips

, the last roster casualty in

spring training

, is in the

Orioles

clubhouse today.

He said hello to manager

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Buck Showalter
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, then went to his locker. He doesn’t know whether he’ll be activated today. Part of that might have to do with the weather as well. It’s still a consistent rain here at

Camden Yards

.

“I got here, said, ‘Hi,’ to Buck, told him I was here and [he] said, ‘We’ll talk later.’” Phillips said. “And that was it.”

If Phillips is activated, one possible move would be sending down righty

Jason Berken

to Triple-A Norfolk. Berken allowed seven runs (two earned) in one inning of relief Monday against the

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.

Berken and Stu Pomeranz (three scoreless innings) were called up Monday to give the bullpen some relief after it threw 12 2/3 innings Sunday.

Phillips, 25, had a 1.13 ERA in 10 games for the Orioles last year. This season at Triple-A Norfolk, he has a 4.15 ERA and three saves in nine games. He allowed 15 hits, issued five walks and struck out 11 in 13 innings.

“It’s been good. The team is coming along good, a lot of good guys,” Phillips said. “It has been fun.”

Phillips was hoping to break camp with the Orioles but is just one month behind.

“They had a tough choice to make. And so be it,” Phillips said. “I’m glad to be back, and hopefully I can stay and help the team win.”

Here is Tuesday’s Orioles lineup:

Chavez 7

Hardy 6

Markakis 9

Jones 8

Wieters 2

Davis 3

Betemit 5

Reynolds DH

Andino 4

Arrieta 1

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