BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he met with Rick Adair on Friday, but there's nothing new on when or if the pitching coach will return in 2013.
Adair is headed to Birmingham, Ala., to see his father, who is ill. He took a personal leave of absence on Aug. 16, and Bill Castro stepped into Adair's job.
Showalter said Adair's trying to battle through a difficult situation with his father.
"I think everything else kind of becomes academic until that situation's taken care of in his mind and in his family's mind," Showatler said. "It's a tough time for him and his family."
The skipper and Adair had lunch Friday and talked about his situation, but everything's still up in the air now, and Showalter didn't want to guess at anything.
Jeff Seidel is a contributor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.