• The team is deciding whether to start Jason Hammel on Thursday and push back Miguel Gonzalez and Kevin Gausman. Hammel had such a short start on Saturday, Showalter said there's a thought to getting him back out there sooner rather than later. But nothing beyond Chris Tillman and Freddy Garcia (Wednesday) is set in stone just yet.
• Jair Jurrjens exited Sunday's game for Triple-A after 2 2/3 innings, allowing six earned runs, with a right thumb injury that he had checked out today. Jurrjens is day-to-day and it's nothing that serious -- basically inflammation in the joint -- but Showalter said he could miss his next start.
• Tuesday's game marked the first Orioles-Astros meeting since 2008.
• Double-A Bowie first baseman Brandon Waring was named the Eastern League Player of the Week, with Class A Delmarva's pitchers Josh Hader and Matt Price selected for the South Atlantic League North Division All-Star team. Hader attended Old Mill High School just outside Baltimore.
• Top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy (right flexor mass tightness) saw Dr. James Andrews on Monday and was cleared to begin a throwing program on June 10.