Wolf awaiting MRI results, word from doctors

Wolf awaiting MRI results, word from doctors

BALTIMORE -- Orioles reliever Randy Wolf sat at his locker appearing downcast before Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays as he awaited a definitive prognosis on his sore left elbow.

The left-hander underwent an MRI on Tuesday and was still waiting to hear from doctors about whether he will be able to pitch again this season. Wolf declined to discuss the MRI with reporters before the game, referring all questions to manager Buck Showalter.

Orioles team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens was expected to talk to Wolf at some point Tuesday night, and Showalter said Dr. Lewis Yocum, who previously performed ligament-reconstructive surgery on Wolf, will also likely offer his consultation.

"Nothing is imminent until he speaks with Dr. Wilckens directly and asks him other questions, and speaks to Dr. Yocum and his opinion about it," Showalter said. "I'm hoping we can get something done here in the next couple of days, but that depends on what Drs. Wilckens and Yocum can come to an agreement on."

Showalter acknowledged it would be a blow to the club if Wolf has to be shut down for the season. However, the Orioles have battled injuries and different players have been able to step into roles without much of a drop-off.

"Randy is a guy who will give you a chance out there," Showalter said. "He knows how to pitch. He's been in a lot of fires in his time, so it's a loss if we do lose him. Unfortunately, we've had a lot of experience with that this year. I think we're better with him."