Worth noting

• Rule 5 Draft pick Michael Almanzar played nine innings Friday at third base in extended spring with no problems, while Luis Ayala is slated to throw live batting practice Saturday.

• Top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy had a 40-pitch side Friday, throwing just fastballs and changeups as he continues to progress toward breaking balls.

Edgmer Escalona (shoulder inflammation) threw from 90 feet 25 times Friday. Francisco Peguero (wrist) took 25 dry swings and 25 off the tee as he continues to progress.

Nolan Reimold (neck), who was cleared for baseball activities Thursday, had 25 swings off the tee and played light toss Friday.

• Baltimore's rotation had a 1.71 ERA in the past five games entering Friday, the best mark in the American League over that stretch.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.