Worth noting

Worth noting

T.J. McFarland will leave the team Thursday afternoon to tend to a personal matter, but return before the game. McFarland will also play winter ball in Venezuela to catch up on his innings, Showalter said.

Chris Dickerson had an MRI on his right hamstring today, which has been bothering him for a while, and was part of the reason the club added Pridie. They created a 40-man roster spot by putting Manny Machado on the 60-day DL.

• While Chris Tillman could make his final start Sunday, the club is still mulling things over, and Showalter said he will rely partly on input from Tillman. The Orioles will try to present the most competitive front possible this weekend, with the Red Sox competing with the A's for the best record in the American League. Showalter said Tsuyoshi Wada is probably not an option to start.

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