The Baltimore Orioles were rained out this afternoon against Minnesota. For what it’s worth, the game will not be made up. While it’s one less game to evaluate players, it’s also one less game in which someone could get hurt. Especially in the final week of camp.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Orioles handle the final roster. They currently have Pedro Araujo on the roster. He has to remain on the active big league roster for 16 days before his Rule 5 status expires. If he’s demoted, the Orioles would lose his services.
My personal opinion is that Araujo isn’t ready to be a full time big leaguer. I think he has potential and could well be there one day, just not now. But…is it worth the Orioles losing him over a matter of 16 days?
I say no. Araujo’s worth keeping in the organization. Plus, the Orioles have two off days in the first week of the season. That means that the Orioles won’t need a fifth starter out of the gate.