Eveland was called up Thursday to fortify a depleted bullpen, but he was replaced a day later by right-hander Miguel Socolovich. Showalter prefers to have a long relief man that throws from the opposite side of that day's starter, and with righty Chris Tillman pitching Thursday, Showalter preferred to have Eveland in the bullpen. Socolovich also wasn't eligible to be called up until Friday after being sent down July 17.
If Eveland clears waivers — which is very likely because of his $750,000 guaranteed contract — he will be assigned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday and start for the Tides on Tuesday night.
"As long as I clear, I am going to accept the assignment," Eveland said. "There's no need for me to go anywhere else. Nobody needs a guy who is not at his best right now, so obviously I have some work to do."
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Eveland has struggled in his undefined role with the Orioles, holding a 4.73 ERA while shuttling up and down from the minors and pitching both as a starter and reliever.
"Hopefully I'll get down there, start a few games and go from there and hopefully get back to being stretched out and get ready to come back in here and fill whatever role they think needs filling," Eveland said.
Andino making progress
Second baseman Robert Andino (left shoulder strain) has been making significant progress in his rehab, and before Friday's game, Showalter said he would be available a week from Friday, which was earlier than expected.
A couple hours later, the team announced that Andino is going to play in Norfolk on Sunday and Monday and will be eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday. Andino looked comfortable fielding ground balls during batting practice before the game.
"This is a tough kid," Showalter said. "Most guys that are tough guys like that are also pretty quick healers. The challenge has been to slow him down."
Around the horn
Shortstop J.J. Hardy started Friday despite suffering bruising after being hit in the ribs with a pitch Thursday afternoon. … Orioles opening day starter Jake Arrieta pitched the first game of a doubleheader on Friday, lasting 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out two. He was supposed to pitch Thursday, but the game was postponed. … The Orioles haven't won a season series against the A's since 1998. … Utility man Ryan Flaherty turned 26 on Friday.
Baltimore Sun reporter Dan Connolly contributed to this article.