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The Orioles will not announce their final cuts for several more days, but there no longer is any real suspense about who is going to be on the 25-man major league roster come Opening Day at Tropicana Field. It has become apparent that Craig Tatum is going to win the reserve catching job, David Hernandez and Jason Berken are going to be on the pitching staff -- barring a late injury -- and Koji Uehara is going on the disabled list to start the season. From there, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the rest:

Stating pitchers

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Kevin Millwood

Jeremy Guthrie

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Brian Matusz

Brad Bergesen

David Hernandez

Relievers

Mike Gonzalez

Jim Johnson

Mark Hendrickson

Matt Albers

Cla Meredith

Will Ohman

Jason Berken

Koji Uehara (DL)

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Catchers

Matt Wieters

Craig Tatum

Infielders

Brian Roberts

Miguel Tejada

Garrett Atkins

Cesar Izturis

Ty Wigginton

Robert Andino

Outfielders

Nick Markakis

Adam Jones

Nolan Reimold

Felix Pie

Luke Scott

Though veteran catcher Chad Moeller signed a minor league deal, it seems highly unlikely he will accept a minor league assignment. If that's the case, I think the O's will end up missing him, though they have logical reasons for going with Tatum.

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