Norris to miss Saturday's start with sickness

Ubaldo will start in right-hander's place against Angels

Norris to miss Saturday's start with sickness

BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after Friday night's game that right-hander Bud Norris is ill and will miss his scheduled Saturday start against the Los Angeles Angels.

"They think it's bronchitis, and they started him on some stuff, and we'll see how it manages the next day or so," Showalter said following Friday's 3-1 loss.

Thursday's off-day enables Showalter to move Ubaldo Jimenez (3-2, 2.41 ERA) from Sunday to Saturday on full rest.

Showalter said it's possible that Norris (1-4, 9.88 ERA) could pitch Sunday's series finale. If not, right-hander Chris Tillman (2-5, 6.34 ERA) will make the start.

Norris was suffering from a stomach illness during his outing last Sunday in New York against the Yankees. He allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings of a 6-2 loss and fell to 1-4.

On other Baltimore injury fronts, the news is more positive.

Infielder Everth Cabrera (left foot contusion) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Friday night at Indianapolis, playing second base and batting leadoff. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Cabrera went on the 15-day disabled list May 7, one day after being hit by a pitch against the Mets.

Catcher Matt Wieters (rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery) took batting practice Friday in Sarasota.

"Went real well. He's really turning it loose, which is a good sign," Showalter said. "Plan is for Matt to join us in Miami next week and hopefully go out [on a rehab assignment] from there.

Infielder Jonathan Schoop (right knee sprain) will begin baseball activities on Saturday.

Harvey Valentine is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.