Pitcher Zach Britton had a successful work day on Wednesday and is still scheduled to pitch Saturday for Double-A Bowie before traveling with the Baysox to Akron on May 31, at which point he could be activated.
Reliever Matt Lindstrom still has some tenderness related to the partial ligament tear in his right middle finger, but he's been feeling better, manager Buck Showalter said. Lindstrom will head to Sarasota, Fla., to rehab once he has some success throwing the ball.
Rehab assignments have not yet been set up for Mark Reynolds and Endy Chavez, who are both at the club's Spring Training complex recovering from strained oblique muscles. Showalter said Reynolds is still a day or two ahead of Chavez in the recovery process.
Showalter expressed excitement for Thursday's off-day, calling it the first day off without a game or travel since Spring Training. Showalter held both J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters out of the lineup Wednesday so that they would be able to take two consecutive days off. Hardy has been nursing a sore shoulder, while Wieters is dealing with the regular nicks that accumulate for a Major League catcher.