Worth noting

Worth noting

• Showalter relayed reports from Dr. John Wilckens that Wilson Betemit (knee) is improving. Showalter said there is still swelling in the area, and he hopes Betemit will soon be over the final hurdle and that it will resolve itself.

• Steve Pearce (wrist) went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Friday in his first game for the Gulf Coast League Orioles.

• Top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop, the O's No. 6 prospect according to MLB.com, is headed to Triple-A Norfolk. He had been rehabbing from a strained lower back in Aberdeen (Class A short season), where he went 4-for-5 with two home runs and seven RBIs in his final game Thursday.

Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for MLB.com.. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.