Cesar Izturis (right elbow surgery) played five innings in Sarasota today and is headed to Bowie. He should play Saturday and Sunday in Bowie and, if all goes well, could return to the Orioles on Tuesday, manager Buck Showalter said.
Brian Roberts suffered another migraine today and did not do any baseball activities.
There may have been varying reasons why Brian Matusz had a rough start at Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday (3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, 8H, 3BB, 2Ks) but the bottom line, Showalter said, is "it wasn't what Brian is capable of. It looked like the arrow was pointing up a little bit each outing and that one was a setback for him. But nothing he can't get back on his feet with, real quickly."
Luke Scott (right labrum tear) is back from the disabled list after hitting two homers and having 6 RBI for Double-A Bowie on Thursday. He said he will test the shoulder for the next 3 to 5 days and if he feels he can be productive, he will play through the injury. If he can't, he will be shut down for the season and rest and rehab the shoulder or have surgery. Showalter said he is on board with that plan.
To make room for Scott, the Orioles demoted outfielder Matt Angle to Triple-A Norfolk. Angle was hitless in seven at-bats, but Showalter liked what he saw defensively from the speedy Angle. The manager said he expects Angle will be back in the big again.
Nothing is set yet on when Michael Gonzalez will begin serving his three-game suspension. A hearing likely would occur when the club is in New York at the end of the month, but Gonzalez could decide to drop it and begin serving before that.
Kevin Gregg has been reinstated after serving his three-game suspension. He said he watched every game from his home and got a "different perspective."
Zach Britton is still on schedule to pitch July 25 for Double-A Bowie and then back in the majors likely on July 30, a doubleheader in New York. He'll probably throw five innings on the 25th.