MRI on McFarland's injured knee 'looks pretty good'

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T.J. McFarland #66 of the Baltimore Orioles throws in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 22, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Orioles left-hander T.J. McFarland had an MRI on his injured left knee in Baltimore on Sunday, and manager Buck Showalter said the result "looks pretty good.

"Nothing structurally wrong," Showalter said. "They injected it [with cortisone]. He's going to go back to Norfolk, let it rest for a day or two, then take side work. Got pretty good news on him today. Nothing structurally there, kind of a bruise underneath the patella there. That was good news."


McFarland, who was working as a starter in Triple-A Norfolk, suffered the injury Friday night in the first inning of his start in Syracuse. He had pitched well before that, allowing one earned run over 13 innings in his first two starts and getting into a normal routine after sporadic work in the Orioles' bullpen over the first month of the season.

Around the horn: Left-hander Brian Matusz did not appear in the three-game series in Anaheim, with the Angels featuring just two left-handed hitters in their lineup each day. Matusz, who has a 12.00 ERA, has pitched just once since May 11, and not since Tuesday. … Second baseman Jonathan Schoop's home run Sunday went 106 mph off the bat and traveled 433 feet, according to MLB Statcast data. … Left fielder Joey Rickard recorded his second stolen base of the season after walking in the first inning Sunday. Rickard was initially called out, but the call was reversed after the Orioles challenged.