The hitters had a pre-game meeting Friday afternoon, but that was the typical pre-game gathering to discuss the night's matchup.
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Ripken released a statement saying: "Congratulations to Derek on passing me on the all-time hits list. Derek has been such a special player for such a long time and I am happy to see him continue to play at a high level. He represents the game and the Yankees wonderfully and I hope that he continues to play and continues to give all of us baseball fans great memories."
Chavez to be re-examined
Endy Chavez, who has been on the disabled list since June 14 with a strained right hamstring and was eligible to come off the DL on Thursday, is not improving and will be re-examined outside of the organization. He has been in Sarasota, Fla., working with the minor league medical staff. He has undergone hydrotherapy and played catch, but has not been able to run outside.
"I think he may see somebody about his hamstring to see if something's going on there," Showalter said. "It's surprising that he hasn't had more progress."
Around the horn
The Earl Weaver sculpture unveiling will be at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. All Camden Yards gates open at 2 p.m. for the 4:15 p.m. game. … Lefty Dana Eveland, who has started just one of his 11 big-league appearances this season, will be on a pitch count of 80 to 85 when he makes Saturday's start against the Indians. … Nick Johnson underwent a MRI on his right wrist Friday, but results were not known by game time. … Low-A Delmarva infielder Nicky Delmonico will not need surgery on the medial meniscus in his injured knee, a MRI revealed Friday. The 2011 sixth-round pick is currently on Delmarva's seven-day disabled list. He is not expected to be sidelined long. ... Left-hander Rich Rundles was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Norfolk with a left knee injury. The severity will be known after the organization gets results from Friday's MRI.
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