Breaking down the Orioles' most likely September call-ups
Major league rosters expand Sunday from 25 players up to as many as 40. The Orioles won't add that many players, but Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter are considering several options.
Here's a look at the Orioles' most likely September call-ups, with the chances each has of being added to the roster in the season's final month.
-- Eduardo A. Encina
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LHP Tsuyoshi Wada( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun / February 18, 2013 )
Stats: 5-6, 4.28 in 18 starts at Norfolk.
Skinny: Wada, who has battled back from Tommy John surgery last year, has quietly built a solid resume in Norfolk recently. Since the organization decided to give him an extra day of rest between starts, he is 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA over 12 starts, but there's been concern about how he could be used out of the bullpen because he takes a while to warm up. But the Orioles have spent $8.15 million on him and he has yet to throw pitch in a major league game, so what's the damage of bringing him up and letting him test the waters?
Chances he joins the roster: 45 percent.