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Tillman making progress from abdominal soreness

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles starter Chris Tillman continues to progress from abdominal soreness and will throw either a simulated game or a bullpen session on Friday.

"I feel much better," said Tilman, who was scratched from Sunday's scheduled start. "I came in yesterday, threw long toss, threw a little flat ground. It went good, and hopefully tomorrow [I'm] going to get on the mound."

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Tillman said there are no plans right now for him to get into an actual spring game, and the organization has proceeded cautiously with the 24-year-old, who is projected to be part of the starting rotation after going 9-3 with a 2.93 ERA in 15 games last year.

Evan Drellich is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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