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• The Blue Jays claimed right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers Friday afternoon. The Orioles designated Hendriks for assignment on Wednesday to make room on their 40-man roster for Ubaldo Jimenez. Had Hendriks cleared waivers, he would have been sent to Baltimore's Minor League camp.

• Showalter said that outfielder David Lough could bat leadoff for the Orioles this year. Lough recorded the fastest average time down the first-base line in the Majors last season, according to Showalter, a sign of his speed and his effort level.

"He's got a chance to fit that role," Showalter said. "We'll see how it develops, especially if Nick [Markakis] presents himself as a little different-look player."

• The Orioles' voluntary biomechanical testing is set to begin Monday, Showalter said.

• The New York Post reported the year-by-year financial breakdown of Jimenez's four-year contract. According to the Post report, Jimenez will earn $11.25 million in 2014, $12.25 million in '15, $13 million in '16 and $13.5 million in '17. Each year of the deal also reportedly includes $2.25 million in deferred salary, and Jimenez can earn up to $3.2 million in incentives, including $400,000 per season for starting 32 games and pitching at least 200 innings.

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