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Decisions coming on Kevin Gausman and Jonathan Schoop

Jonathan Schoop looks on from the dugout during the Orioles 19-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Jonathan Schoop looks on from the dugout during the Orioles 19-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.(Rob Carr / Getty Images)

Kevin Gausman was limited to three innings at Triple-A Norfolk Sunday so he could remain an option to start Thursday for the Orioles.

The club had considered calling up the right-hander for the second game of the doubleheader — teams can carry a 26th player for a doubleheader — but opted to add T.J. McFarland so they would have seven relievers.

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Gausman pitched three scoreless innings on 41 pitches, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out three.

He has made nine appearances with the Orioles this season and made his first start on June 20, when he tossed five innings and allowed two runs.

Schoop decision set for Monday

After playing seven games in a rehab stint with Double-A Bowie, Jonathan Schoop will either be activated Monday or continue his assignment at Norfolk, with the Baysox going on the road, Showalter said. Bowie has had its past two games rained out, so Schoop hasn't played since Friday.

The second baseman hasn't played in the majors since April 17, but performed well with Bowie while testing out his injured knee. He hit three home runs, which came in three straight games spanning Monday to Thursday, and had two doubles during his seven games with the Baysox.

"If you see the workout he goes through, this is a healthy guy," Showalter said. "But the games that he plays just helps. He is close."

The last day of Schoop's 20-day minor league rehab window is July 8.

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