BOSTON -- Left-handed reliever Zach Britton was the latest victim of the illness bug that’s gone around the clubhouse the past two weeks.
Showalter said Britton is back and available today.
And Showalter said he’s not convinced that the bug is done affecting the Orioles clubhouse. During the club’s most recent homestand, the entire clubhouse was disinfected, down to the pingpong paddles and pool sticks.
“Obviously, it’s just a matter of who,” Showalter said. “I’m waiting for a day when it’s the starting pitcher that day. We’re lucky that hasn’t happened.”
**Orioles third baseman Manny Machado played in his first extended spring game in Sarasota, Fla., this morning. He played five innings at third base and went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, fielder’s choice and strikeout.
Machado will take Sunday off as a regularly scheduled off day as part of his rehab. He is scheduled to play seven innings at third base Monday and start at DH on Tuesday.
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