The bullpen is where the toughest decisions will have to be made. The first one is will the Orioles carry seven or eight relievers? After that, Gregg, Uehara (assuming he's healthy), Johnson and Gonzalez will occupy four spots. The feeling is that Accardo who can pitch multi innings and has had a nice spring is also in good shape. If those five are on, that leaves the five other pitchers – Berken, Hendrickson, Rapada, Rupe and Riske – competing for either two or three spots. Rupe, who hasn't given up an earned run this spring, and Berken are the clear frontrunners from that group. Riske is probably in the worst position, but he's pitched well at times and Showalter and pitching coach Mark Connor like him.