MRI on shoulder to plot course for Gausman

Right-hander on DL with tendinitis; meets with Orioles' orthopedist

MRI on shoulder to plot course for Gausman

BALTIMORE -- Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman, who is on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, according to manager Buck Showalter.

The 2012 first-round Draft pick met with the team's orthopedist, Dr. Michael Jacobs, on Monday. Showalter said the club was trying to be prudent with the injury.

"It's the first time Kevin has ever had any symptoms like that," Showalter said. "I'm hoping that it was simple tendinitis. Obviously, it wasn't hurting him pitching physically. Once he got loose, he was fine. Until we get through tomorrow, I am going to be very cautious with him about what the future holds."  

Gausman, 24, has appeared in eight games (12 innings) out of the bullpen this season. He is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA with 13 strikeouts and five walks.

If Gausman is cleared physically, he could begin a rehab assignment.

Todd Karpovich is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.