• Showalter, Chris Davis, Adam Jones, Nick Markakis and Matt Wieters left Ed Smith Stadium after the fifth inning Friday as part of a group of about 30 Orioles players, coaches and executives catching a flight to Virginia to attend a memorial service for longtime PR director Monica Barlow.
Barlow passed away on Feb. 28 at age 36 after a 4 1/2-year battle with cancer. The group is scheduled to return to Florida late Friday night.
• Russell, who filled in as acting manager when Showalter left, said there weren't any plays the Orioles considered challenging during Friday's 15-4 win with the new instant replay rules in effect.
"For the most part, really, not much," Russell said. "But again, a game that gets out of hand, I don't think you're going to see many challenges on either side."
• Outfielder Henry Urrutia, who had been nursing a sore right shoulder, was cleared to play Friday. He entered the game in the fifth inning as a pinch runner for Markakis.
• Outfielder Henry Urrutia, who had been nursing a sore right shoulder, was cleared to play Friday.
• Infielder Alexi Casilla (hamstring) is scheduled to get back on the field Sunday, though he could play in one of Saturday's split-squad games against the Red Sox if he feels well enough.
• The Orioles, Orioles Kids Magazine and Visit Sarasota County teamed up to bring 9-year-old Christopher Bergeron III to Ed Smith Stadium on Friday. The Herndon, Va., native won a contest in which children were asked to submit a one-page statement on why they should be selected to see the Orioles play a Spring Training game.
Bergeron, who was on the field wearing a Matt Wieters jersey before Friday's game against the Phillies, wrote "14 reasons I want to go to the Orioles Spring Training" and was selected from the group of more than 30 applicants.
"Bergeron did his homework," said Erin Duggan, director of brand for VSC. "He wrote about Orioles players, Sarasota County's weather and even tied it into spending time with his father. We hope he enjoys his once-in-a-lifetime trip to Sarasota to see his favorite team play."