5 Orioles players who don't deserve to be on the 40-man roster heading into 2024

These players haven't done a lot to warrant keeping a spot on the 40-man roster
Aug 6, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles right fielder Ryan McKenna (26) hits a ball during a game against the New York Mets at Camden Yards
Aug 6, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles right fielder Ryan McKenna (26) hits a ball during a game against the New York Mets at Camden Yards / Reggie Hildred-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyler Nevin

After trading Tyler Nevin to the Detroit Tigers last offseason, the Orioles decided to bring him back this offseason in what effectively became a net zero move for both squads, as the trade was the exact same both times, Nevin for cash considerations.

Nevin is not someone who provides a ton of value in the majors for the Orioles. He's limited with the bat and is a fine defender. It made sense to give him some run during the rebuild when the Orioles were trying to figure out who could be a long-term piece, but Nevin has shown he is not such a piece.

Since Nevin appears to be replacement-level at best, it doesn't make a ton of sense for him to be occupying a 40-man spot that could go to someone more deserving. The Orioles would be wise to expose him to waivers and open the 40-man spot for someone else.