Orioles prospect infielder Jonathan Schoop has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Norfolk due to a lower back strain.
Coming off a breakthrough performance during the World Baseball Classic, the 21-year-old Schoop is batting .268/.331/.386 with three home runs, 18 RBI and a .717 OPS through 34 games at Triple-A this year. He has played 17 games at shortstop and 17 at second base.
Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) allowed four runs over four innings Thursday in a rehab start at Triple-A Norfolk.
Wada gave up three hits and issued two walks but he fanned five batters and made it all the way to 78 pitches (45 of which were strikes). He's on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and is aiming to join the Orioles' starting rotation at some point in early-to-mind June. The left-hander signed a two-year, $8.15 million contract with the O's in December 2011 but has not yet thrown a pitch in a major league game.
Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) is officially scheduled to throw a simulated game on Friday afternoon.
The Orioles were considering sending Gonzalez out for a minor league rehab start but would rather monitor him in a controlled environment. The right-hander has been out since May 4 with a blister on his right thumb. He should rejoin the Baltimore rotation next week.
Facing the team that released him this spring, Freddy Garcia gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.
Garcia allowed seven hits, one of them a homer, and he struck out just one. He might be just one more bad start away from getting booted from the rotation, though Wei-Yin Chen's injury could buy him some additional time.
Manny Machado went 4-for-5 with three doubles Wednesday against the Padres.
Machado had a remarkable 14 hits in his last five games, pushing his average up to .343. He had a .255 average and a .657 OPS on this day a month ago. Since then, he's racked up 15 multihit games.
Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) will pitch Friday in a minor league game or a simulated game.
Gonzalez threw 35 pitches during a side session Wednesday and didn't have any issues with his thumb. Barring any setbacks, he should rejoin the O's rotation next week.
Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) is scheduled to throw 30 pitches in a side session on Wednesday.
He'll begin the session with his thumb bandaged, but he hopes to take it off for his final five pitches. If all goes well, he'll make a minor league rehab start Friday and rejoin the Orioles' rotation next Wednesday.