In a spring training camp that has been dominated by injury news, the Orioles welcomed back two key players Wednesday in an 11-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Neither did particularly well, but the Orioles don't care about results right now. They just want Nick Markakis and Jim Johnson healthy when the season begins.

"It's a good feel for everybody to see them out there," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "You don't even get too involved at this point in the returns."

Markakis, the club's Gold Glove right fielder, played in his first game this spring after having surgery to repair abdominal tears in January.