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• Designated hitter Jim Thome (herniated disk) in currently on the disabled list, but he is still finding ways to help out. Thome went to watch top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy's first start for Double-A Bowie Tuesday, and Showalter said the veteran was really excited about giving him the full scouting report.

Thome will head home to Chicago after Wednesday's team picture, since he's not cleared for baseball activities just yet.

• Rule 5 Draft pick Ryan Flaherty (illness) is expected to play in his first rehab game with Triple-A Norfolk sometime this week.

• Hitting coach Jim Presley returned to the Orioles on Tuesday after leaving Thursday for a death in the family.

• Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver turned 82 on Tuesday.

• Designated hitter Jim Thome (herniated disk) in currently on the disabled list, but he is still finding ways to help out. Thome went to watch top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy's first start for Double-A Bowie Tuesday, and Showalter said the veteran was really excited about giving him the full scouting report.

Thome will head home to Chicago after Wednesday's team picture, since he's not cleared for baseball activities just yet.

• Rule 5 Draft pick Ryan Flaherty (illness) is expected to play in his first rehab game with Triple-A Norfolk sometime this week.

• Hitting coach Jim Presley returned to the Orioles on Tuesday after leaving Thursday for a death in the family.

• Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver turned 82 on Tuesday.