Jake Arrieta is a possibility if he isn’t used in relief today. Zach Britton, scratched from his start with Triple-A Norfolk, also is an option.
T.J. McFarland isn’t a consideration after he worked 3 2/3 innings yesterday.
Hammel stayed home the past two days with a stomach virus and hasn’t regained full strength. He could be pushed back to Tuesday night in Detroit.
Dylan Bundy’s throwing progression in Sarasota will continue Monday with the right-hander twice making 25 tosses from 90 feet.
Infielder Jonathan Schoop (back) has started to throw and jog in the pool. He’s throwing outdoors. Not in the pool.
You get the idea.
Second baseman Brian Roberts will accompany the Orioles on their road trip, as planned. The Orioles are hoping that he will be ready to start an injury-rehab assignment during their next homestand.
According to Showalter, pitcher Steve Johnson is experiencing “mild improvement” in his strained left oblique.