Orioles hold team meeting to start talking about postseason plans

September 25, 2014|By Eduardo A. Encina | The Baltimore Sun

NEW YORK -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter plans to give the team off Monday and likely will hold workouts Tuesday and Wednesday. He held a team meeting before Thursday’s game to begin discussing the postseason protocol.

“We talked today,” Showalter said. “I think it’s the unknown this time of year that drives players crazy. I want them to know exactly what I know.

“We’re going to meet on Monday [to discuss the postseason roster], and I want everybody to know what’s going on with them before Tuesday, so when go into that workout on Tuesday, we have our 25-plus [players].”

Showalter said some players on the current roster will be sent to Sarasota in case they are needed later in the postseason, but he said the club will keep some players not on the 25-man ALDS roster in the area.

Showalter said he is concerned about having a short turnaround with possibly playing at night in the playoff opener and then during the day in Game 2.

“We’re going to keep some people that are right across the hall that we can go get the next day at each position,” Showalter said.

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