PITTSBURGH — Rookie right-hander Jameson Taillon remains under the MLB concussion protocol but trainer Todd Tomczyk said Taillon is “checking out very well” and is showing no ill effects from the line drive he took to the back of the head on Tuesday night in a 9-5 loss against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Taillon lay on the ground for several minutes after getting hit by a shot off Hernan Perez’s bat in the second inning but was allowed to remain in the game after getting cleared by Tomczyk and team doctor Edward Snell.

“I was looking for reasons (to take him out),” Tomczyk said.

“But he continued to show that there was no serious risk there.”

The 24-year-old will continue to be monitored but barring a setback will make his next scheduled start on Sunday against Philadelphia.

ORIOLES: Right-hander Hunter Harvey, Baltimore’s first-round draft pick in 2013, is set for Tommy John surgery. The 21-year-old pitched in the rookie and Class A levels this year, and has been beset by injuries during his pro career.

“It’s brutal,” Manager Buck Showalter said.

ANGELS: Left-hander Tyler Skaggs made his final start for Triple-A Salt Lake, completing his rehab from his 2014 Tommy John surgery. Skaggs threw 94 pitches over 52/3 innings, giving up one hit, walking three and striking out 12.

He’s expected to rejoin the team later this week.

n The Angels have moved out of the AL West cellar, using greater offensive production than the team has seen all season.

The Angels have scored a league-high 110 runs in July, matching their total from June with 10 games left to play this month.

“It’s much more fun when you’re scoring runs and winning,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “It’s going to look like you have a lot more life.”

CUBS: Dexter Fowler, who hasn’t played for Chicago since June 18 because of a right hamstring strain, resumed his minor league rehabilitation assignment for Triple-A Iowa.

“I’m ready to go,” Fowler told the Des Moines Register.

Reliever Joe Nathan is expected to join the Cubs no later than Saturday, although Nathan threw only eight of 21 pitches for strikes in the first game of Iowa’s doubleheader.

Nathan, who is on a 30-day minor league rehab assignment after recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, walked three and was charged with two earned runs in one-third of an inning.

GIANTS: Hunter Pence (surgery on right hamstring) isn’t quite ready to resume rehab with Triple-A Sacramento, Manager Bruce Bochy said.