Worth noting

Worth noting

• Top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop (lower back) has been doing "baseball-like activities," according to manager Buck Showalter, and the target for him to start playing again is July 17.

• Wilson Betemit, who was shut down for several days because of some soreness, has resumed baseball activities. He is recovering from surgery on his right knee, but it has been a slow process.

• Steve Johnson is throwing off flat ground at the team's spring facility in Sarasota, Fla.; Steve Pearce (wrist) has not been cleared for baseball activities.

• Nolan Reimold (right hamstring) is serving at designated hitter for Double-A Bowie on Friday, and the expectation is that he will be activated for the start of Tuesday's road trip in Chicago.

• Jake Arrieta tossed seven scoreless innings in his first start for Triple-A Norfolk since being optioned, striking out 10.

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