Shortstop Tim Beckham (hamstring) began to take some ground balls Wednesday and Showalter expected him to be back in the starting lineup Friday. Center fielder Adam Jones missed his second straight game since exiting Sunday's game with general leg soreness, and Showalter said he hopes Jones can play in the final series. … For the second straight game, Showalter flipped third baseman Manny Machado and second baseman Jonathan Schoop in the batting order, hitting Schoop second and Machado third. He said the purpose was to put Machado is more run-producing situations. "Trying to see if he can get fortunate and get some people out there and get a knock," Showalter said. … The Orioles didn't add a reliever Wednesday, but Showalter said he might for Friday or Saturday if there's a need or if he plucks a reliever from the bullpen to make Saturday's start. Showalter said there are three or four pitching options at the team's taxi-squad minicamp in Sarasota, Fla.