BALTIMORE -- The Orioles are increasingly optimistic that Matt Wieters strained right hamstring is healing and that a return to action is nearing.
“Matt had a real good day today. He ran the bases and felt good. If he feels no repercussions from the workout today, we’ll consider playing him tomorrow. I could use him today if I had to. I’d like not to,” manager Buck Showalter said. “As good a day as you can hope for.”
Wieters suffered the injury in last Tuesday night’s game in Seattle, but if the Orioles used him in a game and he aggravated the injury, the team wouldn’t be able to backdate his time on the disabled list.
In other injury news, Steve Pearce (oblique) resumed baseball activities.
Mike Wright (calf) will throw a side session on Wednesday after throwing from a half-mound today.
“He’s still a ways away, but he’ll pick it up once he’s in a competitive game,” Showalter said of Wright.
Chaz Roe (shoulder) is improving, Showalter said. He’s eligible to return on Aug. 25.
“I think he’s at the point where he knows this is the right thing,” Showalter said.
Roe may have a bullpen session later in the week.
Showalter expects Pearce, Roe and Wright to be back by Sept. 1. In the past he’s said that it’s advantageous for teams to have players on the disabled list when the roster expands because it gives them more options in setting a playoff roster.
Dylan Bundy (shoulder) sees orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Aug. 31. The Orioles hope he’ll be given the go-ahead to pitch.
Hunter Harvey (flexor mass) threw 25 pitches in a side session. Minor league pitcher Parker Bridwell had a Platelet Rich Plasma injection in his right elbow. Norfolk’s Tyler Wilson (oblique) is improving as well, Showalter said.
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