• Steve Johnson (oblique) threw batting practice Thursday in Sarasota, Fla. Showalter said Johnson was tired afterwards, but he otherwise didn't get any negative reports.
• Top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop (strained lower back) went 0-for-2 with a walk Thursday in his first rehab game with the Orioles' Gulf Coast League team. Showalter said he'll likely be there about a week, and then he could be ticketed for Triple-A Norfolk.
• Eric Thames (hand), recently acquired in a trade with Seattle, is "getting close," Showalter said. He's taking batting practice and should be activated soon.
Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.