Arrieta may not have surgery after all; Lugo cleared
Jake Arrieta, who was planning to get surgery to have a bone spur removed from his right elbow, is having second thoughts and is now leaning against having the surgery.
Arrieta is currently seeking a second opinion, which could be limited to noted orthopedist and Los Angeles Angels team physician Dr. Lewis Yocum looking at the results of a recent magnetic resonance imaging test that Arrieta had performed on his pitching arm.
Julio Lugo (recurring headaches) was cleared to begin playing again. The club isn't sure he'll make it to Boston in time for tonight's series opener, but he will definitely be available tomorrow.
Brian Matusz will start tonight, followed by Brad Bergesen on Tuesday and Kevin Millwood on Wednesday. Jeremy Guthrie is tentatively scheduled to start Friday's series opener in Toronto. Chris Tillman would then be scheduled to pitch Saturday, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter declined to unveil the rest of the rotation for the Toronto series.