Center fielder Adam Jones is still experiencing discomfort in his chest when he swings a bat. He’s feeling better after taking yesterday off, but manager Buck Showalter wants to give him an extra day of rest.
A postponement tomorrow would give him more time to heal.
First baseman Chris Davis, rehabbing his sore shoulder in Sarasota, was pain-free today while performing stretching exercises. He still hasn’t done any baseball-related activities.
Second baseman Brian Roberts participated in baseball activities today. That’s your incremental update.
Infielder Cesar Izturis, on the disabled list with a groin injury, is participating in a running program in Sarasota. Izturis and Davis will have to play at least one game with a minor league affiliate before being activated.
Bullpen coach Bobby Dickerson is expected to stay with the team through the series in New York that ends on Sept. 7. The Orioles will bring in another replacement.
Reliever Jason Berken, on the disabled list with a sore right elbow, reports that he’s pain-free today.
Berken is expected to leave the team on Tuesday for the birth of his baby.
Reliever Troy Patton is supposed to leave the team on Sunday so he can attend a hearing the following day related to his DWI arrest in Houston over the winter.
The Orioles are reviewing all of their options if Hurricane Irene causes games this weekend to be postponed. They could play a doubleheader Monday.
Jeremy Guthrie, the Orioles’ player representative, has met with Yankees rep Curtis Granderson.
Update: No decision has been made, but one possible arrangement is postponing both games tomorrow, playing a doubleheader on Sunday, playing one game on Monday and choosing a makeup date for the other game. Both teams are off Sept. 8.
Showalter wanted the Orioles to wear their black jerseys for yesterday’s game after Mike Flanagan passed away on Wednesday, but the club didn’t have enough available for the new guys. Showalter said it’s appropriate that they’ll wear them tonight, as they normally do on Fridays.
It’s obvious that Showalter is still grappling with his emotions. He used to sit in his office and drink coffee with Flanagan before batting practice. He’s trying to remain stoic, but it’s been a challenge.
“I don’t think I’ll ever go back there and get a cup of coffee without thinking about him,” Showalter said.