O's tab 7 non-roster invitees, plan to add

Showalter indicates additions coming as minicamp comes to close

January 11th, 2017
The Orioles' concluded their three-day minicamp at their Spring Training facility on Wednesday. (Brittany Ghiroli)

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles' Major League Spring Training roster is at 47 players, with Baltimore extending invitations to the following non-roster players: outfielders Chris Dickerson, and David Washington; catchers Audry Perez, Austin Wynns and Chance Sisco; and right-handed pitcher .

While the O's have been fairly quiet recently, there are expectations that they will add more players -- specifically infielders and pitching -- before camp begins next month.

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"There are 59 lockers, and we're at 47, so yeah, [there are additions coming]," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "There are guys that come on the waiver wire every day that we look at and we say, 'Is he better than whoever is the first guy you might take off the roster?'"

Showalter, speaking at the conclusion of the O's three-day minicamp, was pleased with how it fared with new pitching coach Roger McDowell and bullpen coach Alan Mills. The main goal every year is to check on health and become more familiar with some of the organization's players, and that was even more critical with Showalter's new staff.

"Chris Lee has put on 20 pounds since the season ended, and it's good weight," Showalter said. " … [We're] getting an update on Chris Tillman, who's been here. [We're] feeling confident that he's going to be feeling good this year physically.

" ... Some guys just need their program monitored a little bit. [Ryan] Mountcastle is here. Got to spent a little time with him. ... [It's] a lot of things that you want to accomplish. It's not about trying to make the club or anything, but I guarantee that there are going to be some people who are here right now that may not be on some people's radar that will be. I wanted to get a look at [Stefan] Crichton and [Jimmy] Yacabonis, two guys who pitched well at a higher level."