“That was good to hear. A little rusty early, but [Scott McGregor] said he did well at the end,” Showalter said. “That’s a good move. That’s a positive today.”
Likewise, reliever Darren O’Day threw on the field before the game for the first time since going on the DL with shoulder soreness on June 9. Showalter said that went well, too, though O’Day won’t be activated when he’s eligible Saturday.
“He’s still got part of the process, but he felt good today,” Showalter said. “No problems. He and Zach today were both positives.”
Around the horn
Showalter said Davis will begin some treatment Friday, but is mostly still resting. ... Former Orioles right-hander Jair Jurrjens was handed an 80-game suspension without pay Thursday for testing positive for exogenous Testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Jurrjens, 31, had been pitching at Triple-A in the Los Angeles Dodgers system. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2014, a year after he appeared in two games with the Orioles.