Tidbits

Tidbits

• On the heels of Friday night's news that the Orioles are close to bringing back Miguel Tejada, the veteran infielder will report to extended spring camp in Sarasota, Fla., for a physical Monday and will work out before the two sides officially agree on a deal. Showalter said the first step for Tejada is obviously to pass the physical and didn't comment much further, saying he pays more attention to the active team.

• Down in extended spring camp, Zach Britton (left shoulder impingement) threw 47 pitches in a three-inning simulated game, and he remains on track to throw his first game in extended spring on Thursday. Catcher Taylor Teagarden (back) also reported "feeling better" the last two days.

• Luis Exposito made his Major League debut as a defensive replacement at catcher in the 12th inning of Friday's game.

• Boston scratched Will Middlebrooks, who was dealing with a tight hamstring, from Saturday's lineup.