O's: Will Mora make it through Detroit?
It'll be interesting to see what happens over the next couple of days, with the Melvin Mora situation still simmering and a couple of roster moves imminent. Looks like left-hander Chris Waters -- who's already with the major league club -- will be activated to take the place of Jason Berken on the 25-man roster any time now, and there's still the roster move pending tomorrow to make room for Brian Matusz to start the second game of the series.
Could Melvin be released in the next 24 hours? It's certainly possible after he called out manager Dave Trembley on Sunday, though the club would be on the hook for the remaining $3 million or so on his contract and would also be a little short at the corner infield positions. I'm guessing Trembley would be willing to make that sacrifice at this point, but Andy MacPhail might not. Melvin is not in the starting lineup tonight.
If you want my full take on the situation, my column on Mora for tomorrow's print edition of The Sun just posted on the Web site. You can read it here.
Radio tonight: Join me and Ravens receiver Derrick Mason on "Sportsline" tonight at six on WBAL (1090 AM). We'll also talk to Orioles beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec about the Mora situation. If you're out of signal range, go to WBAL.com and click on the "Listen Live" icon.