Nolan Reimold says his strained right hamstring is improving, and he’s looking forward to going out on a rehab assignment next week.

The Orioles begin a six-game road trip on Monday, and Reimold will likely report to Bowie. The Baysox are home next week.

Reimold, who hasn’t played since May 11, sprinted for the first time on Thursday since he was placed on the disabled list.

Manager Buck Showalter said that he was not going to send Reimold out on a rehab assignment until he was 100 percent.

“I think you know when you pass the point where you keep having setbacks. I’m getting to that point. If I keep doing my progression, keep doing my workout, I’m fine,” Reimold said.

Reimold isn’t sure how long he’ll need to get ready.

“I’ve got to get a few at-bats. I wouldn’t say pressure-free at-bats, but a few at-bats where I could just get back into the swing of things,” Reimold said.

NOTES: Wei-Yin Chen threw off the half-mound, and Showalter said he’d throw off a full mound in Sarasota, Fla. on Saturday. If that goes well, he’ll meet the Orioles in Detroit early next week. Chen could head for a rehab assignment while the Orioles are on the road.

-Alex Casilla remains out of the starting lineup with a jammed right index finger for the fourth day.