"I know how it felt last time I played, so if I feel that again, I will say something because I don't want it to act up as bad as it did out there in Anaheim," he said. "I'm aware of how it can feel, and I'm going to pay attention to it and not try to push through it because it may set me back for a long time if something does happen."
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Reserve catcher Taylor Teagarden is scheduled to receive a third epidural injection, but if that doesn't help his ailing back, surgery is a possibility. … Second baseman Robert Andino is scheduled to return to Baltimore on Friday morning and be available for the series opener against the Oakland Athletics. … Four of the club's five starting pitchers — minus Brian Matusz because he was starting — participated in early bunting work to begin preparing for interleague play, which doesn't start until June. … Reliever Luis Ayala will have a wisdom tooth removed on the teams next day off May 3.