"He's moving real good now," Showalter said. "He's moving along good. You can just tell in his face walking around, he feels good about where he is. I think that process is moving at a good clip now."
If all goes well Sunday, Gallardo's next step would be a simulated game, Showalter said.
• Orioles left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland was removed from his start Friday with Triple-A Norfolk after one inning with an apparent quad injury, Showalter said.
"It's more upper knee as opposed to the quad. They're going to see how it is tomorrow. If it's not any better, they're going to send him to Baltimore and let Dr. Jacobs look at him," Showalter said.
The Orioles optioned McFarland to Triple-A on May 7. In eight relief appearances with the O's this year, the lefty was 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA.
Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.