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Friday morning Orioles notes on Liam Hendriks, Miguel Gonzalez and Suk-Min Yoon

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Right-hander Liam Hendriks, who was designated for assignment to make space on the 40-man roster for Ubaldo Jimenez, was in the Orioles clubhouse Friday morning wearing street clothes.

His locker was still empty. The Orioles will know whether he clears waiver later in the afternoon.

Miguel Gonzalez said he will throw about 35 pitches in a bullpen session today, up from 25 in his first pen session since returning to the mound from lower back spasms.

Gonzalez has said he’s not worried about the injury and that pitchers usually get back stiffness about three times a year, but during the season they pitch through it. This early in spring training, there’s no reason to risk further injury.

Suk-Min Yoon said his first bullpen session on Thursday went well. He will throw another bullpen Saturday.

“I threw nice and easy,” Yoon said through interpreter Justin Yoo. “My control was good and it was better than expected.”

Even though he arrived a few days late, Yoon said he believes he’s on pace with everyone else.

“I’m on pace,” Yoon said. “Everybody has been very welcoming and that’s helped me get on pace."

This is Yoon’s fourth day in camp and feels like he’s adjusted well so far.

“This is my first spring training here but baseball is baseball everywhere you go,” he said. “You have some of the best players here. Spring camp has been very good."

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