Orioles reliever Hunter Harvey left the alternate camp site in Bowie yesterday and joined his teammates at Camden Yards for the home opener. He arrived at the ballpark around 3 p.m. and headed through the gate reserved for players.
Harvey was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain and won’t be activated today. However, left-hander John Means is coming off the IL and making the start against the Yankees.
Manager Brandon Hyde already knew that Harvey and reliever Dillon Tate were behind Means, who was shelved more as a precaution.
Or just to get him on a mound.
“Starting to throw, starting to play catch, so I think that he’s progressing nicely,” Hyde said. “I know our medical people are encouraged with how he’s feeling, and hopefully he starts his progression now with some catch play and he’ll start to extend that out.
“Hopefully, we’ll see him sometime soon.”
* Hyde was waiting for the Rays rotation before revealing his starters for the weekend series at Camden Yards.
“We’re going to kind of announce the rotation at a little bit of a later date,” Hyde said.
Alex Cobb and Wade LeBlanc would be working on one extra day of rest if they start the first two games of the series. But Kohl Stewart was supposed to start Tuesday night and Tommy Milone last night before the postponements.
Stewart could be skipped as the fifth starter and made available out of the bullpen. Milone joined the relievers last night.
Blake Snell, Tyler Glasnow and Yonny Chirinos are the Rays’ probables, according to Tampa Bay media.
* Keen observers of baseball uniforms flooded my Twitter timeline over the weekend asking why the Orioles kept wearing their black jerseys during the three-game series in Boston.
What happened to orange on Saturday? What about gray on Sunday?
Maybe those colors come back this weekend, or perhaps on the next road trip that begins the following weekend with a series in D.C.
Maybe they don’t.
Hyde is leaving it up to the starting pitchers.
The Orioles planned on wearing black jerseys Friday night in Boston and Cobb chose them for his start the following day. LeBlanc did the same in Sunday’s series finale and the Orioles won both games.
Anyway, there’s your answer.
Orange you glad you asked?
* The schedule no longer shows games against the Marlins on Monday and Tuesday. Those dates are blank, with the Yankees filling Wednesday night.
Major League Baseball could attempt to wedge in two games against the Marlins that were postponed this week.