Johnson to make rehab start in Norfolk

Johnson to make rehab start in Norfolk

BALTIMORE -- Orioles right-hander Steve Johnson will make another rehab start on Wednesday for Triple-A Norfolk, and is not yet an option for the Major League club.

Johnson, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right lat, threw four innings and 70 pitches in extended spring training on Thursday. He was hit with a line drive in the thigh, but continued to pitch.

The latest rehab start means that Johnson would not be available if the Orioles need to add a starter for Wednesday's game against Toronto because of Saturday's split doubleheader with the Dodgers.

"Steve is getting ready to get into the fray shortly," Showalter said.

Todd Karpovich and Jeff Seidel are contributors to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.