Orioles tidbits: Klein, Britton, Matusz and more

It obviously was a very busy day at Rogers Centre for the Orioles.

Here are some tidbits for you that you might miss otherwise:


The MRI on pitching prospect Dan Klein's shoulder showed nothing conclusive. He is having continued symptoms, however, and is expected to see Dr. Lewis Yocum in California later this week. Yocum, the team physician of the Los Angeles Angles, is a renowned sports orthopedist. Klein, who was selected in the third round out of UCLA in 2010, was pitching at Double-A Bowie, was shut down June 5 with shoulder stiffness.

Lefty Zach Britton will pitch Friday at Washington and lefty Brian Matusz, who recorded just four outs in his last outing, will start Saturday versus the Nationals.

The Orioles signed two more of their 2011 draft picks: Central Michigan left-hander Trent Howard (seventh round), and University of Illinois-Champaign catcher Adam Davis (11th round). They have now signed six of their 50 picks.

3B Mark Reynolds was in the starting lineup Tuesday. He left Sunday's game with a bruised left forearm.

RHP Justin Duchscherer (hip) threw a side session on Tuesday in Sarasota without any problems and will throw four to five innings in an extended spring training game Thursday.

2B Brian Roberts (concussion) is stepping up his workout program in Florida, but is not permitted to do baseball activities yet. He'll see concussion specialist Michael Collins in Pittsburgh on June 21.

SS Cesar Izturis (elbow surgery) reported to Sarasota on Tuesday to begin his rehab program.