Leftovers for breakfast

TORONTO – Ramón Urías went on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a strained left oblique and isn’t close to being ready to jump back in the lineup.

Urías is making progress, but at a pace that disappoints him.

“I feel a little bit better,” he said yesterday. “Obviously, I feel like it’s going slow. The good thing is, every day it’s getting a little better.”

There isn’t much for Urías to do except receive daily treatments.

“I think I would have a better idea when I start swinging and see how it feels with the swing,” he said.

Urías stayed out of the lineup in St. Louis with discomfort in his rib cage area that he also felt in his abdomen. The oblique is more serious based on the recovery time.

“It felt kind of the same,” he said, “but it’s taking me more time, and this time it’s more oblique, it’s not the rib, so if it’s muscle I think it’s going to take more time.”

Proof again that oblique injuries don’t come with a day-to-day status.

“He’s starting to feel a little bit better, but obliques sometimes just take a while. It’s just a tough thing to recover from,” said manager Brandon Hyde.

“And then you have to get back into baseball shape, because you really can’t do anything with an oblique. You just wait. So, right now I couldn’t put a timeline on when he’ll be back. I’m hoping it’s sooner than later. But it’s a tricky injury.

“I wouldn’t expect him to be active the day he’s eligible to come off the IL. I think it’s going to take a little bit of time.”

Tyler Nevin will get plenty of looks at third base with the position vacant.

* Former Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, working for Blue Jays radio during the four-game series in Toronto, watched Kyle Stowers’ first at-bat and experienced flashbacks.

Joseph said the outfield prospect reminds him of former teammate Nick Markakis.

Like a carbon copy at the plate.

“When I first saw him making his major league debut, and the head-on view, I was getting some scary Markakis vibes in terms of the way his elbows were moving, and just the motion of the bat pre-pitch. And then the way he loaded, and his hover, were identical to me,” Joseph said.

“Out of nowhere I thought, ‘Oh my goodness, that’s Markakis with blonde hair.' And the build looks similar. I don’t know why, but it just flashed ‘Markakis’ in my head. And man, a really good Oriole, so if he’s anywhere close to Markakis, I think it will be a really good thing for the Orioles.”

Stowers must wait to get back to the majors.

The Orioles are returning Stowers and reliever Rico Garcia to Triple-A Norfolk and putting outfielder Anthony Santander and reliever Keegan Akin on the active roster for tonight’s game against the Rays at Camden Yards.

* Catcher Adley Rutschman was 1-for-4 yesterday with a double and RBI, and he went 8-for-27 with six extra-base hits, including his first home run, on the road trip.

“See, right?” said Joseph, who preached patience on Tuesday. “It’s there. Again, trying to figure out the offense is the last piece of the puzzle. The good thing is, you believe in it so much. It’s not, ‘We don’t know if he’s going to hit.’ You know he’s going to hit. It’s just when.

“Let him figure out the defense first, which he’s doing really well. And he’s got a great teacher in (Robinson) Chirinos. And he’ll hit.

“See, don’t panic, Orioles fans. I know it’s hard not to, but you’ll be all right. Hang in there.”

* Yesterday’s eight-run win against the Blue Jays was the largest against them since Sept. 4, 2015, also a 10-2 final.

There were 114 games in between.

* Cedric Mullins was the first Orioles batter with two hits in the same inning since Ryan Mountcastle on Sept. 8, 2021 versus the Royals.

* The six runs in the third were the most in an inning on the road this season. They tied a season high, now done four times.

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