Guthrie expected to start Thursday; Wirsch has ligament tear
The Orioles' rotation for the first series after the break seems to be set. At least mostly.
Jeremy Guthrie, who threw 3 1/3 innings Sunday in relief, is expected to start the second-half opener Thursday. Jake Arrieta will get Friday’s assignment, and Alfredo Simon, who will leave for the Dominican on Sunday to deal with legal matters Monday, is slated to start Saturday.
The starter for the 1:05 p.m. series finale Sunday is still listed as "to be announced."
In minor league news, short-season Single-A Aberdeen left-hander Aaron Wirsch has been diagnosed with a UCL tear in his left elbow.
He is expected to visit Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Los Angeles Angels team physician and renowned orthopedic surgeon, for a second opinion. Ligament surgery is a possibility.
Wirsch, 20, was the Orioles’ seventh-round pick in 2009 out of El Toro High School in California. He was limited to six games last year because of a back injury. This season, he was 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA in three games for Aberdeen. He had walked 10 and fanned 13 in 10 innings.