• Zach Britton pitched Thursday night for Triple-A Norfolk, and Showalter said he was encouraged with reports. Britton pitched five innings and struck out five batters with two walks in a losing effort.
• With an off-day Monday, Showalter said his plan is to give every starter in his rotation an extra day of rest, instead of scrambling the order. That could change, of course, depending on how he needs to use pitchers over the weekend for the Tigers series.
• Tsuyoshi Wada, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, pitched 4 2/3 innings for Triple-A Norfolk on Friday night, allowing six runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks.
Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.