"The biggest thing in talking to the doctors and talking to [athletic trainer Brian Ebel] is, the setbacks for this are not a two- or three-day setback," Showalter said. "That's what we can't have. ... A month longer. We can't have that."
Wynns is competing with highly-touted catcher Chance Sisco and Andrew Susac, who has substantial big league experience, for the opportunity to be Caleb Joseph's backup.
"All of us have a shot, a great shot," Wynns said. "What makes me stand out is being who I am. What I try to do is lead with defense -- that's win the game, win the day, and I have to do that every day. That's my job. I have to bring the same mentality every day and not change."
Wynns got the start Wednesday against the Rays. Heading into that contest, Wynns was 1-for-7 (.143) with a home run through his first five spring games.
Liranzo optioned to Minor League camp The Orioles optioned right-handed reliever Jesus Liranzo to Bowie on Wednesday. In two outings this spring, Liranzo allowed three runs over two innings. There are now 52 players on the O's camp roster.
Up next Nestor Cortes Jr. starts for the Orioles when they face the Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. ET. The left-handed Cortes, a Rule 5 Draft choice, is competing for the fifth starter's job. He has a 4.50 ERA in his first two starts.