BALTIMORE – Wei-Yin Chen will start for Bowie on Saturday against Harrisburg in what the Orioles hope will be his only rehab start. Chen hasn’t pitched since May 12 with a strained left oblique.
Chen, who threw on the side on Wednesday afternoon, may get to face the Nationals’ Bryce Harper, who’s doing some rehabbing of his own.
-Henry Urrutia, one of six Baysox players to be named to the Eastern League All-Star team, and Frederick left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez were named to the World Team for the 2013 All-Star Futures Game. It will be played on July 14 at New York’s Citi Field.
-Urrutia, who is batting .365, was joined on the Eastern League All-Star team by catcher Caleb Joseph, third baseman Ty Kelly, shortstop Niuman Romero, and right-handed pitcher Mike Wright and left-hander Jason Gurka. Gurka is injured, and unable to play in the July 10 game in New Britain, Conn.
-Manager Buck Showalter said that he didn’t want to guess on whether Brian Roberts or Nolan Reimold, who both continue rehabbing their right hamstring injuries, will return first.
“I don’t expect to see both of them back this weekend, but I hope I’m wrong,” Showalter said.
Reimold was 3-for-6 for the Baysox against Richmond on Wednesday. In his first eight games, he went 2-for-27.
-Showalter has yet to name a starter for Friday. It’s possible that Kevin Gausman will be the choice.
-Steve Johnson, who is on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, has begun throwing from 90 feet.
-Jonathan Schoop, who’s on the minor league disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back, has begun taking batting practice.
-Yamaico Navarro, who was designated for assignment last week, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Norfolk.
-Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Ken Rosenthal will call Saturday’s game with the Yankees for Fox. Game time is 7:15 p.m.