TORONTO – Orioles manager Buck Showalter wants to see his collective group of starters in action today for the team’s final regular-season game and last action before Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday.
Showalter initially wanted Alexi Casilla to start at third base today. He will play, but he will come in as a reserve. Ryan Flaherty will start at third base.
So does that mean Flaherty will be the starting third baseman when the Orioles open the ALDS? Not necessarily. It will depend on the matchup, but it’s a good sign.
The Orioles head into the regular-season finale without knowing their ALDS opponent. They will face the winner...