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

Showalter indicates additions coming as minicamp comes to close

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

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, Logan Schafer and David Washington; catchers Audry Perez, Austin Wynns and Chance Sisco; and right-handed pitcher Richard Rodriguez.

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."

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.