Worth noting

Worth noting

Worth noting
• Jim Thome, on the disabled list since July 31 with a herniated disc in his neck, has been running in a pool and doing light upper-body work.

• Endy Chavez has opted to remain with the team rather than become a free agent after he was designated for assignment on Aug. 4. Chavez will be reporting to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, and Showalter said Chavez would be a September call-up.

• The Orioles will operate with a four-man starting rotation until Aug. 18, at which point they will be in need of a fifth starter. Steve Johnson's 10-day window before he can be recalled will not have passed by that point, leaving Norfolk pitchers Zach Britton, Jake Arrieta and Brian Matusz as the most likely options.

• Norfolk's L.J. Hoes was 18-for-39 in his last 10 games entering Friday, prompting Showalter to say that the outfielder "continued to be on the map." Although Hoes may be useful to the O's, there is a value in him continuing to get regular at-bats with Triple-A.

• The Orioles announced that the Aug. 30 game against the Chicago White Sox will start at 12:35 p.m. ET.