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Orioles thoughts: Is right-hander Edwin Jackson up next?

Orioles thoughts: Is right-hander Edwin Jackson up next?

The Orioles made a curious move on Sunday when they took left-handed reliever Paul Fry off the organizational 40-man roster, freeing up a precious roster spot.

Fry hasn’t pitched well and maybe it was the best time to run him through outright waivers, but the timing is interesting given two pending opt-out dates tonight.

Right-hander Edwin Jackson and outfielder Pedro Alvarez, both at Triple-A Norfolk, can exercise opt-out clauses in their contracts today, forcing the Orioles to add them to the team’s 25-man roster over the next two days or release them from their contracts. Because they were minor-league signings, both players would also have to be added to the team’s...

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