Buck Showalter

Orioles' Ryan Flaherty could start rehab assignment Thursday in Bowie

Orioles' Ryan Flaherty could start rehab assignment Thursday in Bowie

The Orioles could get utility man Ryan Flaherty back by the beginning of next week, manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday. Flaherty has been on the disabled list for two months with a nagging injury in his right throwing shoulder.

Flaherty will start his minor league rehabilitation assignment Thursday playing for Double-A Bowie, and Showalter said Flaherty would likely play there “through the weekend” before being activated from the disabled list.

Showalter has often emphasized the importance of having Flaherty back, especially since he can play all four infield positions and both corner outfield spots. But the Orioles will still be careful...

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