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Josh Rogers’ scratch with Norfolk related to Orioles’ potential need for arm after doubleheader

Josh Rogers’ scratch with Norfolk related to Orioles’ potential need for arm after doubleheader

Although left-hander Josh Rogers’ scratch from Tuesday’s start with Triple-A Norfolk incorrectly prompted suspicion that he would be the Orioles’ 26th man for Wednesday’s doubleheader against the New York Yankees, manager Brandon Hyde said the move was done in preparation for the possibility of needing more pitching going forward.

There are no guarantees that Rogers will be recalled during the Orioles’ upcoming series against the Cleveland Indians, but his scratch at least offers the possibility of adding another arm to the staff in case the Baltimore bullpen is taxed in Wednesday’s two games.

“I think there’s a lot of things that are in consideration when you have a...

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