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O'Day, Patton in, Phillips out as Orioles finalize Opening Day roster
O'Day, Patton in, Phillips out as Orioles finalize Opening Day roster

The Orioles finalized their 25-man roster Wednesday for Friday's season opener against the Minnesota Twins, and there was one mild surprise: veteran sidearmer Darren O'Day and left-hander Troy Patton made the bullpen over lefty Zach Phillips. The 25-year-old Phillips, who allowed just four hits, two walks and two runs in 131/3 innings this spring, had a minor league option left, unlike Patton. "It's tough. He pitched well enough to make our club," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Phillips. "It just didn't fit right now, but he'll impact our club this year. But the good point, we're sending some good pitchers down to Norfolk this...

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