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 Zach Britton( Derick Hingle, USA TODAY Sports / March 15, 2013 )
Stats: 5-5, 4.48 ERA in 18 starts at Norfolk; 2-3, 4.76 in six major league starts.
Skinny: The fact that Britton, who was competing for the No. 5 rotation spot this spring, has just six major league appearances this year is startling. He's been up and down this season at Triple-A, but he's thrown three straight outings allowing two or fewer runs. He would be used exclusively in relief. Left-handers have hit just .221 against him at Norfolk, and he's pitched well against division foes Tampa Bay and Toronto, whom the Orioles have seven games against in September.
Chances he joins the roster: 60 percent.