Veteran outfielder Michael Bourn went 0-for-4 Friday to lower his average to .188 for the Tides as he's working back into baseball shape after a broken finger this spring. He has an opt-out in his minor league contract on Monday, and has been suggested as a potential bench addition for the Orioles, who have two spots open on their 40-man roster. Bourn developed a big role last September with the major league club after being acquired on Aug. 31.
Even with a rough stretch of late, infielder Adrian Marin is putting together his best season in years as he repeats Double-A Bowie. The former third-round draft pick entered Friday batting .288/.331/.376 with eight extra-base hits in 32 games, but peaked on May 5 after collecting three hits in each game of a doubleheader that day in Richmond to bring his average to .346.
Outfielder Randolph Gassaway's rapid rise through the Orioles system continued this week with a promotion from Frederick to Double-A Bowie. In 38 games this year for the Keys, he hit .316/.367/.434 with a pair of home runs and eight doubles while driving in 28 runs. Gassaway, a 16th-round pick in 2013, didn't play full-season ball until last June and is already in Double-A.