The first day of this week's Orioles minicamp is underway, but the weather isn't cooperating.

The first day of this week's Orioles minicamp is underway, but the weather isn't cooperating.

It's raining here in Sarasota, where many of the organization's young pitchers have assembled to throw bullpen sessions, work out and interact with major league pitching coach Dave Wallace and bullpen coach Dom Chiti.

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Right-handers Tommy Hunter and Chris Tillman are here, but they won't participate in all of the minicamp's activities. Right-hander Ryan Webb was a late addition and arrived Monday morning.

Hunter said he likely won't throw this week, especially since he played with a team of major leaguers who went to Japan in November.

"I think I started a little bit too early last year," Hunter said. "I think I'm going to tone it down a little. Japan set me back a little bit. I think a couple more weeks and then I'll start getting ready. It's not going to take long."

Tillman, who said he traditionally starts throwing this time of the year, wanted to throw but was told not to quite yet. The California native plans to be in Florida from now on preparing for spring training.

Other notes from minicamp:

** The team requested that Webb come to get checked out after he underwent offseason surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. Webb is strengthening his range of motion in the left shoulder and said he expects to be ready for spring training.

** Veteran left-hander Mark Hendrickson is here for a tryout with the Orioles. He was in big league spring training in 2013 testing a lower arm slot and spent the season with Triple-A Norfolk. He threw a bullpen session Monday and plans to throw again Wednesday. At 40, he's battling an age stigma -- he just became a grandfather in October -- but he's hoping to pay the Orioles back for their investment when Buck Showalter encouraged him to consider a lower arm slot.

** Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia was one of three pitchers who threw before the rain came. Showalter said he was impressed with Garcia's delivery. Garcia hasn't pitched above low-A ball, but he's thrown in the high 90s since coming back from Tommy John surgery.

** Showalter said catcher Matt Wieters is scheduled to throw from 120 feet for the first time Monday. The team still expects Wieters to be ready by Opening Day. Wieters is not in Sarasota, instead continuing his rehab in his hometown of Atlanta.

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