From The Post:
Nick Markakis has made the Opening Day roster with the O's. After hemming and hawing all spring, Perlozzo finally decided to give the kid a shot.
There was speculation earlier in the day that Markakis would be sent down after the Orioles claimed catcher Raul Chavez off waivers Friday (Chavez, 33, is a career .215 hitter who has spent parts of eight seasons with Montreal, Seattle, and most recently, Houston).
Instead, reliever John Halama will be reassigned, meaning the O's are going forward with an 11-man pitching staff. The other final cuts were Ed Rogers, Eddy Rodriguez, Brandon Marsters, Cory Morris, Eli Whiteside and Tyler Yates.
Perlozzo:"We felt Nick could play in the major leagues but we were trying to get the roster to work to where the people who deserved to make the team made the team...He played extremely well and he forced our hand. I was impressed with everything he did out there."
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