Or maybe Bartsch will play as Opp? They need Papa to play as starting OH since at least 3 Italians must be on court, otherwise they will have to sign an Italian MB (there are not many good ones left...).
Has Michelle Bartsch ever played as Opp in her life or at least can she play in this position?
Yes, she had. In the last Pan Am Games she played was OPP in dub-sub and did it very well.