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After another rocky outing, is Rule 5 pick Pedro Araujo's roster spot in jeopardy?

After another rocky outing, is Rule 5 pick Pedro Araujo's roster spot in jeopardy?

The Orioles opened spring training with four Rule 5 draft selections in camp. Now, there’s only one — right-handed reliever Pedro Araujo — and his time on the active roster might be running out.

Araujo, who was selected from the Chicago Cubs in December, saw his ERA balloon to 7.71 after allowing four runs — including two home runs — in one inning of work in the Orioles’ 13-3 loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

With the Orioles needing to make roster space to activate closer Zach Britton from the 60-day disabled list before Monday night’s series opener against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards, Araujo would appear to be the most likely player to come off the roster.

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