BALTIMORE -- Ryan Flaherty said that he has about six gloves in his locker. He might wind up needing all of them.

Flaherty started his fourth straight game on Saturday, and he's manned three positions, playing second base in the first two contests, then third and, in the middle game of the three-game set with the A's, right field.

"I played a little bit of right field last year in the Minor Leagues, and in Spring Training I played out there a bunch of games," Flaherty said. "I like playing all over. It's a new challenge every day, and I'm excited for it."

Manager Buck Showalter put Flaherty in right field on Saturday to let Nick Markakis be the designated hitter. Markakis, like several of his teammates in recent days, isn't feeling great, so playing DH let him rest a bit, especially on a night when it was raining/misting for much of the game.

Showalter said that Flaherty's versatility is a help to the Orioles.

"We didn't have this last year," Showalter said. ""I saw how much he played in the spring at different places. There's only one way to find out [about a player], so we'll see."

Reynolds looking for elusive first homer of '12

BALTIMORE -- He's been known as a power hitter throughout his career, but Mark Reynolds is still looking for his first homer of 2012.

Reynolds, who didn't play in Saturday's 10-1 victory over the A's, has a .158 average this season, and he's driven in just three runs.

Reynolds has never made it through April without a homer in his career, which started in May 2007.

Reynolds' last homer came on Sept. 24, 2011, against Detroit's Justin Verlander. He now has gone 67 at-bats without one, his third-longest such streak.

Reynolds went 86 at-bats without a homer from late 2010 to early 2011, and had 81 at-bats without a long ball early in 2008.

Worth noting

• Rehabbing hurler Zach Britton (impingement in left shoulder) threw 35 pitches on Friday without any problems.

• Saturday's victory gave manager Buck Showalter 998 for his Major League career. His record is 998-957.

• The Orioles had scored five runs or fewer in their previous 10 games before breaking out with the 10-run performance on Saturday night.