Just before their unofficial end to
The club reassigned nonroster right-handed pitcher
Earlier in the day, right-handed pitcher
That puts the Orioles' official roster at 28, but catcher
It leaves four pitchers -- left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, right-hander
It's possible that Wada, who signed a two-year, $8.14 million contract in December, stays in Sarasota for extended spring training. He was bothered my elbow discomfort early in camp and made just two
If that's the case, the Orioles must decide whether they want two lefties -- Patton and Phillips -- in the bullpen or opt for one and keep the side-arm-throwing O'Day. Phillips and O'Day both have options remaining, but Patton doesn't.
Losing Simon and outrighting Miller opens two 40-man roster spots, which will likely go to first baseman-designated hitter Nick Johnson and catcher
Neshek showed he's recovering well from 2008 Tommy John surgery, throwing nine shutout innings with eight strikeouts and zero walks.
Miller, acquired in a trade in the offseason, was one of the spring's early success stories, but he struggled through the second half of camp and ended the spring with 20 strikeouts in 43 spring at bats.