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The morning news: More cuts coming

Dave Trembley informed utility infielder candidates Chris Gomez and Jolbert Cabrera that a decision on their status may be coming soon, perhaps later today. When he called each of them into his office, it looked like those decisions had been made, but Trembley also called in Robby Hammock and Chad Moeller to update them on the reserve catcher situation, which will not be decided until Gregg Zaun's sore elbow clears up (or doesn't).

Looks like neither Gomez nor Cabrera are going to make the 25-man roster. Gomez said afterward that he has told the club he will not go down to Triple-A Norfolk. If he can't stay, he'll take his release and go home.

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Brian Roberts is not in today's lineup against the Marlins and is not on the travel roster for tomorrow's final Florida exhibition in Port St. Lucie. That means he won't play until at least Friday night in Norfolk. Trembley already said that if Roberts does not return for an exhibition appearance, he will not be in the starting lineup on Opening Day.

The Orioles have added Saturday's game against the Nationals in Washington to their preseason radio schedule (105.7 FM). Pregame coverage starts at 5 p.m. The game starts at 6:05 p.m.

Minor league prospects Justin Christian and Justin Turner have rejoined the major league squad to fill out the roster for the final four exhibition games.

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