The Orioles announce their ALDS roster: welcome to the playoffs Ubaldo Jimenez

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Buck Showalter released his ALDS roster today. Surprise: Ubaldo Jimenez is on it, pretty much certainly as a long reliever. He took the place, one presumes, of either Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland, leaving the O’s with only two lefties in the pen. Which can work, I suppose, given that the Tigers’ big threats, especially off the bench, are right-handed.

Catchers
Caleb Joseph, Nick Hundley

Infielders
Steve Pearce, Jonathan Schoop, J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty, Kelly Johnson, Jimmy Paredes

Outfielders
Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Nelson Cruz, Alejandro De Aza, David Lough, Delmon Young

Starting Pitchers
Chris Tillman, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Bud Norris

Relief Pitchers
Zach Britton, Darren O’Day, Andrew Miller, Tommy Hunter, Kevin Gausman, Brad Brach, Ubaldo Jimenez

David Price exits start with flu-like symptoms

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Red Sox southpaw David Price was lifted in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Astros. While there was some initial concern that he might have trigged the elbow tendinitis that has been affecting him lately, manager Alex Cora was quick to clarify the situation as the result of “flu-like symptoms.”

Price pitched just 2/3 of an inning, inducing a first-pitch fly out from Aledmys Díaz, striking out Alex Bregman, and allowing a single to Michael Brantley before making his departure from the mound. He was replaced by rookie right-hander Colten Brewer.

Barring further complications, Price will likely stay on track to make his next scheduled start during the Red Sox’ upcoming road trip. Entering Saturday’s match-up, the 33-year-old lefty carried a 2-2 record in seven starts with a 3.29 ERA, 2.2 BB/9, and 10.1 SO/9 across 41 innings in 2019.

Following Price’s removal, the Red Sox are still tied 0-0 with the Astros in the fifth.