SARASOTA, Fla. - Chris Tillman will wait until next Sunday to begin long-tossing, his throws coming from a distance of 60 to 90 feet.
The Orioles first scheduled Tillman to throw on Wednesday, but doctors want to give the cortisone injection a few more days to work. Manager Buck Showalter said there hasn’t been a setback.
Tillman will throw every other day once he’s back on the field.
Infielder Ryan Flaherty’s shoulder is much better and he’ll play in Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays in Sarasota. He won’t make Monday’s trip to Fort Myers.
Showalter texted third baseman Manny Machado and catcher Welington Castillo and told them to take a few days off following the Dominican Republic’s elimination in the World Baseball Classic. He didn’t want them to rush back and should know later today when the players will be in camp. He’s leaving it up to them.
The Orioles will make roster cuts today and Monday.
Jesus Liranzo, Zach Stewart and Richard Bleier are the listed relievers today behind starter Kevin Gausman. Wade Miley starts Monday versus the Red Sox’s Kyle Kendrick in Fort Myers, and Ubaldo Jiménez starts Tuesday versus the Blue Jays’ Aaron Sanchez in Sarasota.
Infielder Robert Andino, who isn’t in today’s lineup, is 2-for-35 with two doubles this spring. Outfielder Logan Schafer, also on the bench today, is 3-for-30 but impressing with his defense in center field.
The Tigers changed their lineup. Here’s the new one:
Andrew Romine SS
Alex Presley LF
James McCann C
Steven Moya RF
Mikie Mahtook DH
Dominic Ficociello 3B
Efren Navarro 1B
Dixon Machado 2B
Juan Perez CF
Matthew Boyd LHP