Gonzalez gets cortisone shot in shoulder

Gonzalez gets cortisone shot in shoulder

BALTIMORE -- Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez received a cortisone shot in his right shoulder on Monday as Baltimore lost, 6-3, to the Rays. He will undergo an MRI Tuesday, manager Buck Showalter said.

"He had an injection in his shoulder, which is a two-or-three-day thing to recover from," Showalter said. "I think we'll have a pretty good idea of what we're dealing with tomorrow. We want to make sure we get a couple pictures, make sure there's no damage that we don't know about before we proceed with the next step."

Gonzalez (9-11, 4.85 ERA) allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings and took the loss Sunday against the Rangers. He has lost five consecutive games and has not earned a win since July 25.

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