Worth noting

Matt Wieters threw before Thursday's game for the fourth time since hitting the disabled list.

• Rule 5 Draft pick Michael Almanzar (knee) started baseball activities and has also been doing some pool conditioning.

• Steve Johnson (shoulder inflammation) started throwing light toss on Thursday, while Henry Urrutia (sports hernia) is slated to start running on Friday.

• With the Orioles getting in early this morning to Baltimore -- following a night flight out of Texas -- Showalter has a mandate that no players arrive before 4 p.m. on Friday. The team is not expected to take batting practice on the field, with only guys who are getting treatment coming in earlier.

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