X-rays clean on McFarland's throwing elbow

Left-handed reliever exited Sunday's game early

X-rays clean on McFarland's throwing elbow

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles reliever T.J. McFarland's X-rays on his throwing elbow came back clean, and he could resume throwing by the end of the week.

"Very relieved," the lefty said of the test results. "Whenever you're dealing with something like that and you get a test and it comes back clean, it's a huge rush that comes over you. Definitely relieved that there's nothing seriously wrong."

McFarland exited Sunday's game against the Red Sox with some tenderness in his left elbow, which is something he hadn't experienced before. Manager Buck Showalter said the test revealed a little swelling in the area, but nothing serious.

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Ozzie Martinez, who was involved in an on-field collision with second baseman Garabez Rosa  on Sunday, said Tuesday morning he's feeling better. He passed the concussion protocol and is just dealing with some lingering whiplash in his neck.

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