Miley on track, set for sim game Tuesday

Miley on track, set for sim game Tuesday

BALTIMORE -- Orioles starter Wade Miley will throw a simulated game in Double-A Bowie on Tuesday's off-day, and the lefty said prior to Monday's Opening Day that he's still on track to pitch on April 9.

Miley, who was placed on the disabled list to start the season due to illness, is aiming to get up five or six times before he gets into a big league game.

"I feel fine right now," Miley said. "It's just a matter of getting my pitch count in a better position, get it up a little bit. That way, we're not putting the bullpen at risk, especially this early in the year. So to be able to go out there and get to 100 pitches is pretty important."

Darren O'Day, who has been dealing with the same flu-like symptoms, is feeling better and was available in the bullpen for Monday's game. Orioles manager Buck Showalter joked he wouldn't reveal to the media even if O'Day wasn't available.

O's starter Chris Tillman, who is on the DL with a right shoulder injury, threw a bullpen at Camden Yards on Monday and remains on track to pitch in extended spring on April 11.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.