Knowing how little Jeremy Guthrie likes to come out of starts, the Orioles were concerned when the right-hander exited his last outing after five scoreless innings because of back discomfort. As it turns out, Guthrie won't even miss a start.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced Monday that Guthrie will start Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, four days after he was diagnosed with a muscle strain in his back.
"He feels good," Showalter said. "I'm sure you all talked to him or he's tweeted or something. So far, so good. We plan on him pitching [Tuesday] if he doesn't have any setbacks."
An MRI on Guthrie's back Friday...