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UPDATE: Jeremy Guthrie scratched from Wednesday start with pneumonia

Apr 4, 2011, 6:14 PM EST

Jeremy Guthrie

UPDATE: Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Guthrie has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Brad Bergesen will take his place in the starting rotation Wednesday against the Tigers.

According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the hope is that Guthrie will be able to pitch on Sunday against the Rangers.

12:48 PM: Jeremy Guthrie, who beat the Rays with eight shutout innings on Opening Day, is in danger of missing his scheduled Wednesday start with a viral infection.

Guthrie went to the hospital to undergo some tests and hasn’t yet been ruled out for his second outing, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. However, he’s not expected to be with the team today.

Brad Bergeson is expected to get the nod if the Orioles do need someone to fill in against Justin Verlander and the Tigers. He’s technically a member of the rotation already, but began the season in the bullpen because a fifth starter wasn’t needed initially.

  1. Panda Claus - Apr 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Brad Bergesen is not the answer I’m looking for here.

  2. Ari Collins - Apr 4, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    They can’t afford to lose a valuable starter for even one start. What will it do to their pennant run?

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