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• Ryan Flaherty will likely begin a rehab assignment this week, possibly as early as Tuesday. Flaherty has been on the disabled list since Wednesday with a bacterial infection, and manager Buck Showalter said Flaherty would likely report to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, but not play until later in the week. Flaherty, however, said he thought he'd be playing with Double-A Bowie on Tuesday.

• Showalter continues to tinker with the lineup on a day to day basis, moving Nate McLouth up to third for Saturday's game against the Royals. McLouth batted seventh in each of his four previous starts.

• Hitting coach Jim Presley is likely to return on Tuesday after leaving the O's on Thursday due to the death of his father.

• Ryan Flaherty will likely begin a rehab assignment this week, possibly as early as Tuesday. Flaherty has been on the disabled list since Wednesday with a bacterial infection, and manager Buck Showalter said Flaherty would likely report to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, but not play until later in the week. Flaherty, however, said he thought he'd be playing with Double-A Bowie on Tuesday.

• Showalter continues to tinker with the lineup on a day to day basis, moving Nate McLouth up to third for Saturday's game against the Royals. McLouth batted seventh in each of his four previous starts.

• Hitting coach Jim Presley is likely to return on Tuesday after leaving the O's on Thursday due to the death of his father.