Tidbits

Tidbits

• Backup catcher Ronny Paulino has a hairline fracture on the tip of his big left toe, although right now it's not anything will send him to the disabled list. Catcher Taylor Teagarden (lower back injury) continues to progress at the team's spring home in Sarasota, Fla., and could be ready to go on a rehab assignment on July 2.

• Pitcher Stu Pomeranz (left oblique tear) has reported to be pain free the past four or five days and will start light-toss sessions on Saturday. He could be ready to start a rehab assignment by mid-July.

• Outfielder Endy Chavez (right hamstring strain) wasn't progressing as quickly as hoped and flew to Sarasota on Thursday to continue his rehab.

• Tickets still remain for Sunday's NephCure Countdown to a Cure Baltimore, which features an opportunity to dine and mingle with former Orioles players, including current broadcasters Jim Palmer and Rick Dempsey, at Kettle Hill Restaurant in Baltimore. The event starts at 6 p.m. ET, with a cocktail reception and dinner and MASN's Tom Davis will serve as the emcee.

Former Orioles and Mets executive, and current on-air analyst, Jim Duquette recently donated a kidney to his daughter, Lindsey, who has been suffering from the kidney disease FSGS since she was 2 years old. Donations to NephCure in honor of Lindsey can be made via the following link: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/nadia-stadnycki-1/sign-on-for-lindsey

The NephCure Foundation is the only organization committed exclusively to support research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome, improve treatment and find a cure.