Worth noting

Manny Machado, who will start a rehab assignment with the Class A Advanced Frederick Keys on Friday, is slated to bat second and play third base for nine innings. He will be re-evaluated after the weekend and could return by early May.

• Dylan Bundy was cleared to throw curveballs in his most recent bullpen session, and the club's top prospect will throw a 40-pitch 'pen again Friday. Johan Santana, who is on a five-day rotation schedule in his rehab, will also throw a side on Friday.

• The Orioles are 0-5 in games in which they make an error and 10-5 in games in which they do not. They have made five errors in five games entering Thursday.

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