O's manager Dave Trembley confirmed that Rich Hill will begin his injury rehabilitation assignment with a start for Frederick on Friday night. If all goes well, he'll throw 65 pitches and then bump up to 80-85 in his next outing. He was assigned to the Class-A club because it was the team in the area that will be at home this weekend. His future outings probably will be at either Bowie or Frederick, depending on which is home.
"Frederick is the only team at home, so we'll start there,'' Trembley said.
Trembley also explained that he scratched Adam Jones from Tuesday night's start partly because his hamstring was still tight and partly because of the rain delay and the likelihood that the field would be damp.