BALTIMORE – Wei-Yin Chen continues to improve. He’ll throw off a half-mound in Sarasota, Fla. on Thursday, and should progress to a full mound on Saturday. If he continues to improve in his rehabilitation from a left oblique strain, manager Buck Showalter said that he could join the Orioles to continue his rehab shortly afterward.
- Brian Roberts hit in the indoor batting cage, and when he and Nolan Reimold are ready to go on minor league rehab assignments, they’ll be shadowed by longtime hitting coach Terry Crowley. Showalter said that Reimold, who has a strained right hamstring, is slightly ahead of Roberts.
- Alexi Casilla missed his third straight game with a jammed index finger.
- Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said that Norfolk first baseman Travis Ishikawa, who was named May’s organizational player of the year, may sign with a major league club soon. Ishikawa has a June 15 opt-out clause that he’s expected to exercise. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up with a major league team. He’s been playing well,” Duquette said.
- On June 28, former Orioles outfielder Ken Singleton will speak at 3 p.m. at the Sports Legends Museum about the 30th anniversary of the 1983 Orioles World Series win. Singleton, who’s now a Yankees broadcaster, will also discuss the American League East race and the Orioles-Yankees rivalry. For more information, please contact Mary Hennemann at MaryH@BabeRuthMuseum.org or 410-727-1539 ext. 3013.