BOSTON -- The
McFarland must stay on the roster all season or else the team will likely lose him back to the
"I still have to perform," said McFarland, who tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings in his major league debut on Saturday. "The security is there a little bit, but not really because I still have to get outs. With the trade, it definitely bestows a little more confidence in me that they definitely are thinking more long term to get rid of an option."
The Orioles traded Ayala to the Atlanta Braves for minor league left-handed reliever Chris Jones, who was assigned to Double-A Bowie.
Said Orioles manager
Also of note today:
-- Showalter said top prospect
-- Right-hander Steve Johnson (strained lat) will throw three innings – or about 55 pitches –in an extended
Here are tonight's starting lineups:
Manny Machado 3B
Nolan Reimold DH