BALTIMORE -- Bud Norris, who nearly missed last Sunday’s start in New York with flu-like symptoms, is in jeopardy of being scratched from Saturday’s start.
After playing in a golf tournament with other members of the Orioles organization against the Ravens, Norris felt ill, and he was supposed to come to the clubhouse on Friday while the team was on the field for batting practice.
If Norris can’t make the start, Ubaldo Jimenez who was supposed to start on Sunday on five day’s rest will go, and Chris Tillman will start on Sunday.
Last Saturday, Norris was sent back to the team hotel when he fell ill, but pitched Sunday and allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Matt Wieters and Jonathan Schoop will meet the Orioles in Miami on May 22. Manager Buck Showalter said that Wieters, who the team hopes will be active on June 4, will go on a rehab assignment after the Orioles’ three days in Miami.
“It’s something Matt wanted to do, just join the team for a couple of days. He’s been catching seven-to-nine innings in smoking hot weather,” Showalter said.
“I can tell by watching some of the games he’s gearing up a little bit. You can tell he feels pretty good about how he feels right now. Whether he catches back-to-back, that might be up here.”
Schoop, who has been on the disabled list for four weeks with a sprained right knee, is scheduled to return to the field in Sarasota, Fla. on Saturday for the first time since his injury. Showalter said that Schoop may not be ready for a rehab assignment after the Marlins series.
Everth Cabrera (bruised right foot) is beginning a rehab assignment with Norfolk in Indianapolis. He’ll play second base and could rejoin the Orioles next weekend.
Ryan Flaherty (groin) is supposed to go to Sarasota when the effects of his Platelet Rich Plasma shot kick in. Showalter thinks the shot should accelerate the healing process.
NOTES: Wesley Wright (left shoulder) is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring game on Tuesday, and Showalter hopes he’ll be active shortly after that. … Jason Garcia (right shoulder) reported to Sarasota on Friday.
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