Outfielders for opening day:
Hays, Santander, Wilkerson, Mancini, Smith
Mountcastle to join O's on April 10th.
Stewart to get his bat going in AAA to begin the season.
There is no shortage of players that can step in for Stewart.
So the cost of adding a 26th player to the MLB roster in 2020 is about 1 million (considering minimum salary, travel expenses, meal money, medial care and insurances). How much does the average short season MiLB team cost their parent club?
I think there is room to protect one. At least right now. I think if any one of them gets picked its a loss considering the state of the pen. I can't pick which one would be protected. I don't know them well enough to do that.
The 40 man roster is tighter than people realize. I think there are three spots open. Two starter/long relievers and one SS/3B guy. After that the O's will have to cut someone that could help them to pickup someone else.