*Henry Urrutia is expected to play in tomorrow’s game against the State College of Florida. It will be the first appearance in Major League camp for the Cuban outfielder, who was officially signed earlier this spring and has been at Minor League camp. Nick Markakis will serve as designated hitter for State College to get some at-bats against big-league pitching.
*Chris Tillman was placed on the disabled list prior to tonight’s game which creates another roster spot possibly for Rule 5 pick T.J. McFarland, although manager Buck Showalter said it doesn’t necessarily mean that McFarland has made the team. There’s still a few things to be worked out roster-wise.
Tillman will still start tomorrow’s game.
“If he’ s healthy tomorrow and things go well, he will join us,” Showalter said of Tillman, who is slated to pitch the fifth game of the season. “He’s got a chance to be one of our five starting pitchers.
*The team will sit down tomorrow to discuss Steve Johnson’s situation and whether to start the right-hander –who has been dealing with a right lat injury– on the disabled list or not.