Lew Ford was available to play off the bench Friday after an MRI on his hip came back negative. He's dealing with a bone bruise.
J.J. Hardy had the hangnail on his right middle finger removed, according to Showalter.
Nick Markakis will have the pins removed from his left thumb early next week when the team goes to St. Petersburg and will have more of a timeline of when he can return. Wilson Betemit will also be seen by the hand specialist during the Rays series and isn't ruling out a possible return if the team goes deep into the postseason.