• 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.
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