Quick hits from camp

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette didn’t have an update on pitcher Jair Jurrjens, saying only that he hoped the matter would be resolved in the next few days. He didn’t provide any specifics, including whether the Orioles could tweak the original agreement.

Also, the Orioles hope to know by Thursday whether Trayvon Robinson cleared waivers.

Tsuyoshi Wada has progressed to a long toss program in his recovery from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. He’s still not projected to pitch before May.

Reliever Luis Ayala is still expected to pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. He’s made his intentions clear, according to Duquette.

Nolan Reimold is a full-go in spring training. He hit off live pitching today for the first time since surgery to remove a herniated disc in his neck and fuse two vertebrae.

If you picked minor league catcher Jose Gil to be the player with visa issues this spring, go to the window and collect your money. Gil will be a no-show tomorrow for the first workout.

The Orioles will play intrasquad games on Feb. 20-21 before the exhibition opener on Feb. 23.

Manager Buck Showalter estimated that 12 pitchers could get starts this spring, including Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman.

Showalter told reporters that Bundy and Gausman will be available to pitch in September and October. No early shutdowns. For that to happen, the organization will have to monitor their innings over the summer.

Position players who arrived early include Reimold, Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Nick Markakis, Nate McLouth, Alexi Casilla, Russ Canzler, Jason Pridie, Lew Ford, Steve Pearce and Conor Jackson.

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