Chris Tillman pitched for Double-A Bowie on July 9. Manager Buck Showalter said that was just to keep him going so the right-hander wouldn't have to sit around for "10 or 12 days." Tillman was named the team's Minor League Pitcher of the Month by Orioles Player Development.
Nick Johnson got an injection (right wrist) but remains in Sarasota working on rehab. He's still not close yet to picking up a bat.
Adam Jones nearly became the first Oriole to finish the first half with 100 hits, 50 runs, 20 doubles, 20 homers and 10 steals. He finished with 98 hits and 19 doubles.