Lots of stuff today from Buck Showalter's pre-game news conference.
No decision has been made on Vladimir Guerrero (cracked bone in right hand) this evening, but Showalter called him a "DL candidate."
Guerrero said he took four swings Friday and felt pain in the hand. He did not swing today and did not expect to -- so you have to assume he's going on the disabled list, which could be backdated to Monday, July 11, meaning he could be back by July 26 in Toronto.
The problem is there are a whole lot of things to juggle right now. Alfredo Simon is pitching tonight, then will go on the restricted list Sunday so he can go back to the Dominican for a hearing concerning his legal issues there. Michael Gonzalez and Kevin Gregg are appealing suspensions that could be addressed by Monday, Showalter said. And Luke Scott (shoulder) could be back by Tuesday, so the Orioles have to figure out when -- and for whom -- to make a transaction involving Guerrero.
Scott, by the way, is expected to play Sunday at Double-A Bowie and then travel with the Baysox on Monday to Harrisburg. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Orioles on Tuesday when eligible.
Also, Brad Bergesen, who has been in the bullpen, is expected to start Monday's game against Boston, although Showalter said that could change.