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Orioles notes: Miley to start Sunday as family issues hit rotation; Machado on Players Weekend

The Orioles rotation for most of the remainder of August is tentatively set, pending the returns of some starters away from the team because of off-field issues.

Manager Buck Showalter said left-hander Wade Miley is set to return to the team Saturday and start Sunday's series finale at the Boston Red Sox after several days away from the team to deal with a family matter.

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After that, right-hander Chris Tillman is expected to start Monday, provided he's not required in relief before then, and right-hander Dylan Bundy will start either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Bundy was placed on the bereavement list Friday, while the Orioles called up right-hander Mike Wright to take his spot on the roster.

"His grandmother died," Showalter said of Bundy. "He and Bobby, his brother, flew out. The plan is for them, if everything goes well — it's his call — to come back on Monday. The funeral is 10 o'clock on Monday, come back after the funeral and meet us back in Baltimore and pitch either Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on his travel plans. He threw a little bit flat ground, before he left. He's ready to go."

Bundy has frequently gotten extra rest around scheduled days off in the team's calendar, and given he last started Wednesday, he likely wouldn't have been inserted back into the rotation until Tuesday or Wednesday at the earliest.

If Bundy doesn't make it back in time to pitch Tuesday, right-hander Ubaldo Jiménez would also be on turn.

Machado looking forward to Players Weekend

Third baseman Manny Machado was part of the committee that put together Major League Baseball's Players Weekend, and said he was looking forward to seeing the fruits of the plan across the game this weekend.

"I just want to do something to represent home, represent where I started playing baseball," said Machado, who will wear "Mr. Miami" on his jersey. "If it wasn't for Miami and Hialeah where I was born, I wouldn't be living the dream that I'm living right now.

"We've been looking forward to this. It's just kind of representing a little bit. We're showing everyone a little bit of ourselves, how we live, how we go about our business every day. A little background, a little more insight of how we were born or how much we love this game. This weekend is a good opportunity to show everyone."

Around the horn: The Orioles' last trip to Boston was marred by racial slurs hurled at center fielder Adam Jones and on-field drama involving Machado, but Showalter said he believes that's all in the past. "I don't think our players or anybody has given it much thought," Showalter said. "I know the Red Sox and their people have done everything possible to have the focus to be on the game." ... Showalter said J.J. Hardy (wrist) is progressing well in his rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Norfolk. "J.J. is doing well. The same thing we thought," Showalter said. "It's just like in spring training with the shoulder and everything. I think that's going to be the last thing to come, and when J.J. feels like that's there, he'll be here." … Frederick right-hander Cody Sedlock, the Orioles' first-round draft pick in 2016, was placed on the disabled list with a forearm strain Friday.

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