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T.J. McFarland | Relief Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Orioles placed LHP T.J. McFarland on the bereavement list following his grandmother's death.
McFarland will miss the Orioles' series-opener against the Angels on Monday night and maybe a few more games. Preston Guilmet was called up in a corresponding move to provide bullpen depth. Jul 28 - 1:34 PM

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T.J. McFarland picked up his first win, allowing two runs over five innings as the Orioles defeated the Rangers on Tuesday.

McFarland was making a spot start as the Orioles played a doubleheader on Friday. The lefty allowed seven hits without issuing a walk, and struck out two. McFarland will go back to serving as a long reliever, leaving his fantasy value as close to nil as possible.
Jul 1 - 10:16 PM

T.J. McFarland will to start Tuesday against the Rangers if he isn't needed in relief on Monday.

The Orioles are in need of a spot-starter following their doubleheader last Friday. McFarland has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen this season and is unlikely to pitch deep into the game. He's not a fantasy option if indeed he gets the assignment.
Jun 30 - 4:35 PM

Orioles recalled LHP T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk.

McFarland has pitched well in seven innings with the O's already this season with a 3.86 ERA and 6/2 K/BB ratio. He'll function in a long relief role.
May 23 - 6:11 PM

Orioles optioned LHP T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk.

McFarland has pitched seven innings with the Orioles this season, compiling a 3.86 ERA and 6/2 K/BB ratio. He'll continue to function as organizational depth.
May 11 - 7:44 PM

Orioles recalled LHP T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll provide the bullpen with some length. McFarland allowed one run over four relief frames earlier this season for the Orioles.
May 6 - 6:28 PM

T.J. McFarland has been scratched from Monday's start with Triple-A Norfolk.

This is an indication that McFarland could be joining the Orioles for their series against the Rays. The southpaw made two appearances in a brief stint with the big club back in April.
May 5 - 5:19 PM

Orioles optioned LHP T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk.

A corresponding roster move will be announced before Saturday's game. McFarland worked three innings of relief in Friday's loss to the Royals, allowing one run on five hits while striking out a pair. He's likely to return to the O's bullpen soon.
Apr 25 - 11:58 PM

Orioles recalled LHP T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk.

McFarland will provide some needed lefty relief depth for the overused Baltimore bullpen. The 24-year-old had a 4.22 ERA in 74 2/3 innings last season with the O's.
Apr 22 - 4:25 PM

The Orioles are expected to recall left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk.

Brian Matusz and Zach Britton have each worked on back-to-back days, so McFarland will give Orioles manager Buck Showalter another left-hander out of the bullpen. The 24-year-old had a 4.22 ERA and 58/28 K/BB ratio over 74 2/3 innings with the big club last season.
Apr 21 - 4:18 PM

Orioles optioned LHP T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk.

McFarland had a 3.72 ERA this spring but couldn't crack the Orioles' bullpen. He'll likely be back up with the club at some point this year.
Mar 29 - 5:40 PM

T.J. McFarland said Wednesday that his right knee is fine.

McFarland tweaked his knee 3-4 weeks ago while working out and underwent a precautionary exam on Tuesday, but no issues were found. After compiling a 4.22 ERA and 58/28 K/BB ratio over 74 2/3 innings last season, the 24-year-old left-hander should enter spring training as a favorite to win a bullpen spot.
Jan 15 - 10:12 AM

T.J. McFarland had a precautionary checkup on his right knee Tuesday.

McFarland tweaked his knee 3-4 weeks ago while working out, so he got it looked at during the team's mini-camp this week. It's not a major concern, but he had the knee wrapped on Tuesday. After being selected from the Indians in the Rule 5 Draft in December of 2012, the 24-year-old left-hander posted a 4.22 ERA and 58/28 K/BB ratio over 74 2/3 innings last year.
Jan 14 - 2:04 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter indicated that T.J. McFarland could be a candidate to secure one of the final spots in the rotation this spring.

Showalter noted that McFarland is having a great season in the Venezuelan Winter League. The 24-year-old lefty was a Rule-5 selection from the Indians, and worked out of the bullpen for the O's this past season posting a 4.22 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 58/28 K/BB ratio in 74 2/3 innings.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 09:23:00 AM

T.J. McFarland will pitch in winter ball in Venezuela this offseason, with an eye towards earning a spot in the Orioles starting rotation in 2014.

The 24-year-old southpaw was a Rule 5 pick from the Indians, and spent the entire season with the O's, working primarily out of the bullpen. He held his own, posting a 4-1 record, 4.22 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 58/28 K/BB ratio over 74 2/3 innings. Even if he does manage to crack the rotation, his lack of strikeouts severely limits any fantasy value that he may have.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 12:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Nick Hundley
3Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Wei-Yin Chen
4Bud Norris
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Kevin Gausman
7Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Ryan Webb
6T.J. McFarland
7Brad Brach
8Preston Guilmet