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• Steve Johnson (oblique) threw batting practice Thursday in Sarasota, Fla. Showalter said Johnson was tired afterwards, but he otherwise didn't get any negative reports.

• Top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop (strained lower back) went 0-for-2 with a walk Thursday in his first rehab game with the Orioles' Gulf Coast League team. Showalter said he'll likely be there about a week, and then he could be ticketed for Triple-A Norfolk.

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• Steve Johnson (oblique) threw batting practice Thursday in Sarasota, Fla. Showalter said Johnson was tired afterwards, but he otherwise didn't get any negative reports.

• Top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop (strained lower back) went 0-for-2 with a walk Thursday in his first rehab game with the Orioles' Gulf Coast League team. Showalter said he'll likely be there about a week, and then he could be ticketed for Triple-A Norfolk.

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• Eric Thames (hand), recently acquired in a trade with Seattle, is "getting close," Showalter said. He's taking batting practice and should be activated soon.

Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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