Left-hander Zach Britton is still listed as Triple-A Norfolk’s starter for tonight’s game at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Speculation has been building that Britton could replace Brad Bergesen in the Orioles’ rotation this weekend, though he’d be working on short rest by taking the mound tonight. Bergesen is scheduled to start Saturday in Kansas City.
For Britton to take Bergesen’s turn, he’d have to treat tonight’s start like a side session and leave the game after an inning or two.
In his last outing, Britton allowed two earned runs (four total) and six hits in four innings against Syracuse, with three walks and three strikeouts.
Speaking of Norfolk, Nolan Reimold has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, batting .303 (10-for-33) with a home run and four RBIs. He’s moved back to left field with Brandon Snyder off the disabled list.