Orioles

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BALTIMORE – Hunter Harvey, the Orioles top draft choice in 2013, who’s been rehabbing a groin injury, threw two innings at extended spring training in Sarasota, Fla. 

Manager Buck Showalter hopes that Harvey will be able to move on to an affiliate before long. 

Harvey, who has had elbow injuries and broke a shin in March 2015, hasn’t pitched competitively since July 2014. He could be assigned to Frederick. 

“Let’s get him out of extended spring first. Let’s let him feel good tomorrow. I’m sure he’s going to have another outing,” Showalter said. 

“I think if he stays healthy, I think it’s realistic for him…I haven’t done the math. I just want to get him out of there. I’d love to get him to 100 innings this year. That’s just a number I pulled out of the sky. If he’s healthy, he’s capable of competing at a number of levels.” 

Harvey pitched 87 2/3 innings for Delmarva in 2014 before he was hurt. 

NOTES: Jimmy Paredes (wrist), who is 1-for-7 in his first two games of a rehab assignment for Bowie, moves over to Frederick to be the designated hitter. Showalter would like to see Paredes play in the outfield while he rehabs. … Yovani Gallardo (shoulder) hasn’t been cleared to pick up a ball yet, but Showalter reports that he’s without pain.