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Aceves not on roster, will exercise opt-out clause

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SARASOTA,Fla. -- Right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves will not make the Orioles' roster and will exercise the opt-out clause in his contract to leave the organization, according to an industry source.

The move makes it likely Evan Meek will get the final bullpen spot, assuming there aren't any other trades or waiver-wire pickups. Zach Britton and Josh Stinson, who are both out of options, figure to make the bullpen as well.

Aceves, 31, was signed to a Minor League contract this winter and allowed five earned runs over 10 innings on 11 hits and two walks. He also had six strikeouts. The move would leave the O's with 35 players in camp.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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