Pregame Dave

Manager Dave Trembley confirmed that Melvin Mora will make a rehab start at third base at Norfolk, play six innings and get three at-bats to test his hamstring before the final decision is made on activating him from the disabled list.

"He should, if all goes well, be activated on Friday for us,'' Trembley said.

Trembley said Rich Hill had very good command of his curveball in his first rehab appearance at Frederick. His next start will be Wednesday for the Tides and he'll stay on a five-day routine until he's ready to come up and join the major league team.

"He's already got an apartment here (in Baltimore), so I think he's anxious to get here,'' Trembley said.

Other business: Don Werner has come up to the big league club to fill in for Dave Jauss, who had to have his tonsils out.

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