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Orioles tidbits: Hardy, C Davis, Reyes, Arrieta, Britton, Izturis

Shortstop J.J. Hardy said he tested his ankle and feels no pain. If he gets through batting practice, he will start for the first time since Thursday.

First baseman Chris Davis (shoulder strain) is not in the starting lineup. He wants to be, but the Orioles are taking it cautiously with him. Look for him to be available as a pinch-hitter today and start Tuesday.

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Lefty Jo-Jo Reyes is definitely getting the start Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said they looked at all options and felt Reyes, who has made 20 starts this season with Toronto, was the best possibility.

Jake Arrieta leaves Tuesday at 5 p.m. for California, where he will meet with Dr. Lewis Yocum at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. If Yocum concludes that the bone spur needs to be surgically removed – and Arrieta expects it will be – the surgery will occur on Friday.

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The anti-inflammatory medication seems to be working on Zach Britton's left shoulder. If he continues to improve he will pitch Sunday in a doubleheader for Double-A Bowie.

Cesar Izturis (groin) is still sore and it's looking like it will be another disabled list situation for the infielder. The Orioles will call up reliever Jason Berken if Izturis has to go on the DL. That move may not be announced until Tuesday.

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