Orioles to make roster cuts Monday

Orioles to make roster cuts Monday

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before Sunday's game against the Twins that he expects to begin making cuts to the team's roster on Monday.

Showalter makes it a priority to speak with players before they are sent down.

"That's why we get a little slow with some of them. We always bring all the coaches in to talk to the players," Showalter said. "It's something we've had a pretty good return on as far as communication goes."

The team will continue to make cuts on Tuesday and Wednesday with a clear message in mind.

"We want them to know where they stand," Showalter said. "Just because they are getting sent down early doesn't mean we don't have plans for them."

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter at @qlr5001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.