A few more notes (updated)
*The Orioles have optioned catcher Luis Exposito to Triple-A Norfolk and have reassigned left-handed pitcher Daniel Schlereth and right-handed pitcher Adam Russell to minor league camp. The trio of cuts brings Baltimore down to 45 players in Major League camp.
*Pedro Strop will probably not pitch before Saturday, with the challenge now slowing down the reliever, who is fresh off of the World Baseball Classic-winning Dominican Republic Team. Bullpen coach Billy Castro, who served as the team’s pitching coach, will also rejoin the team. (You can read more on last night’s game here.)
*Chris Tillman will make his next appearance in an actual Grapefruit League, although Showalter couldn’t remember exactly when he would go. Saturday or Sunday are two good guesses on that front. The important thing is Tillman, who threw three innings at the Minor League complex yesterday, feels good.
*Jason Hammel and Wei-Yin Chen -who will start Saturday– will throw in a pair of Minor League games next week. With the team scheduled for night Grapefruit League games, Hammel and Chen will throw in the afternoon instead to avoid having to face divisional opponents in New York and Tampa Bay.