ST. PETERSBURG, FLA — The loss of right fielder
And Friday night's lineup against the
"I look at it as trying to hold the fort down until we get some of our pieces back," Showalter said. "And I look at it as an opportunity for some of our other guys to help us. But it's not a challenge that anybody else in baseball isn't facing. We're moving some things around."
Tolleson, who has made all of his seven starts for the
In his 11-year big-league career, Hall has made 207 starts in the outfield, but only 17 in right.
"[I've] spent a lot of time during the spring, especially the last week, looking at defensive history," Showalter said. "Unfortunately, I've got it wired."
Left-hander Zach Britton, who shined in his second minor-league rehab start at Double-A Bowie on Thursday, will likely make his next start Tuesday for Triple-A Norfolk.
Britton, recovering from left-shoulder impingement that has kept him on the DL all season, allowed two runs — one earned — on five hits over seven innings Thursday at Akron. In two minor-league starts, Britton owns a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings.
Showalter said the organization feels Britton is healthy — though he just began a 30-day minor-league rehab window last week — so the club's decision lies in whether he should be pitching at the big-league lever or in Triple-A.
"At this point it's more of a baseball evaluation than a health thing," Showalter said.
In order to make room for Hall on the 40-man roster, the Orioles transferred second baseman Brian Roberts to the 60-day disabled list.
The 20-day window for Roberts' minor-league rehab assignment ends on June 11, but he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 26, so he's already eligible to return.
Making a comeback from multiple concussions, Roberts returned to Double-A Bowie on Friday after two home games for low-Class A Delmarva. He batted leadoff and started at second base. Roberts is 3-for-14 in seven minor-league rehab games.
"Brian's feeling good," Showalter said. "It's just an unknown. I don't know what each day is going to bring. I check it and I continue to get good reports. He's getting deeper and deeper in the games. By the time he gets to the Norfolk club, he's probably going to be looking at nine innings, eight or nine innings."
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