Rosters and roster management was one of the reasons for the Pearce demotion which caused the shortage of an available replacement to be on the roster with this unfortunate event of Chris Davis being injured.
The versatility of Ryan Flaherty and the promotion to the MLB Squad of Jemile Weeks makes the availability to have Nick Markakis to play first while leaving Flaherty on the bench as a Defensive replacement if the need comes to move Nick back to Right Field late In a game as Flaherty can come in to play a defensive first base.
If Ohlman, Urrutia or Adams had any type of normal play at Norfolk any one could be recalled to fill in but this is not the case. The bench spot could be filled by Ohlman as the backup catcher and allow Clevenger to play first but Ohlman is not even hitting his weight. Urrutia could be used as the outfielder to replace Nick but he has not grasped the reason for his demotion to AAA and is not a very good option either. Adams because of his lack of decent play is also not an option.
The Forty sits with several 15 Day DL players of which maybe Peguero or Almanzar moved to the Sixty or possibly return Almanzar to Boston and place Caleb Joseph
on the forty to be promoted to Baltimore and play first, catch or DH.
I had thought at the beginning of the year with the team having so many of the fringe players without options that the team could get hamstrung going forward.
Joseph, Wieters, and Clevenger would all have options remaining at the catching position.
Flaherty, Machado, Weeks, Schoop have options on the infield.
Jones has options but is going no where but the remaining OF does not and this has become a problem.
The pitching staff has very few players with options and this is also an issue. Chen , Gonzalez, O'Day, and Webb are the only optional pitchers and they are not going anywhere either.