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• Steve Johnson (oblique) is making mild improvements, but hasn't come very far. The Orioles take it slow with oblique injuries because a setback could mean an extended stay on the disabled list.

• The Orioles might push back Jason Hammel (virus) to start Tuesday. He may make his scheduled start Monday, depending on how the O's need to use thier bullpen during Sunday's game, Showalter said. Hammel spent two days away from the clubhouse with the illness, but was back Sunday after receiving an IV on Saturday.

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• Steve Johnson (oblique) is making mild improvements, but hasn't come very far. The Orioles take it slow with oblique injuries because a setback could mean an extended stay on the disabled list.

• The Orioles might push back Jason Hammel (virus) to start Tuesday. He may make his scheduled start Monday, depending on how the O's need to use thier bullpen during Sunday's game, Showalter said. Hammel spent two days away from the clubhouse with the illness, but was back Sunday after receiving an IV on Saturday.

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• Zach Britton was scratched from his scheduled start at Triple-A Norfolk. He's one option if Hammel can't pitch Monday.

• T.J. McFarland, who has pitched well out of the bullpen lately, would not be an option Monday, Showalter said. He threw 43 pitches Saturday, but he could be an option to start Tuesday in Detroit if needed.

• Minor League infielder Travis Ishikawa filed a written request to opt out of his Minor League contract with the Orioles on Sunday morning, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Ishikawa, who was one of 10 Minor Leaguers named a Topps Player of the Month for May, has a clause in his contract making the opt-out possible.

If he's not added to Baltimore's 25-man roster in the next 48 hours, he will be given his release and will become a free agent, the Sun reports.

The 29-year-old first baseman is hitting .316/.413/.525 this season for Triple-A Norfolk.

Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

 

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