BALTIMORE—The Orioles are likely to make some pitching moves as they head to San Diego to begin a nine-game road trip. They’ll play two with the Padres, four in Seattle and three at Los Angeles.
Two relievers with options on the staff, Ashur Tolliver and Mychal Givens, have wives who are scheduled to deliver babies in the next several days. Tolliver’s wife is due on July 7 and Givens on July 11.
Both pitchers could be left behind while T.J. McFarland and Vance Worley are added.
McFarland, who pitched as the 26th man on Saturday, could be recalled on Tuesday while Worley who has been on the disabled list with a strained groin could be activated then, too.
Those potential moves can’t be announced until Tuesday.
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Darren O’Day threw off a mound on Saturday for the first time since going on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring. O’Day is going on the trip, but he needs to throw two simulated games, another bullpen session and fielding drills before he can be activated.
“If everything went perfectly, he could be activated on this trip,” manager Buck Showalter said.
Worley threw 1 2/3 innings at Bowie in a rehab game on Saturday night. He allowed one run on five hits.
“I felt good. When you get hurt, you think about it. This is where I felt it, and I didn’t feel anything. First few pitches, I thought about it. After that I knew I felt fine, and I just went after it,” Worley said.
“Last night, I think, was the big test to see how I would react if I was out there going 100 percent. I didn’t feel anything, and the ball was doing what it was supposed to be doing and coming out right.”
NOTE: Chris Davis will be the designated hitter and Mark Trumbo gets his second start of the season at first base.
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