Jeremy Guthrie and the Baltimore Orioles are doing just fine without each other.
Guthrie lost 60 games over a four-year stretch with the Orioles before being traded to Colorado in February 2012 for pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom. Now he's back in Baltimore for the first time, poised to face his former team Thursday night as a member of the Kansas City Royals.
Revenge will not factor, simply because Guthrie harbors no resentment toward the Orioles.
''I'll just be excited to be on the mound here again,'' he said. ''Great ballpark with great fans. To be able to compete against friends and former teammates, it will be fun.''
Guthrie broke into the majors with Cleveland in 2004 and was used sporadically before being picked up by Baltimore on a waiver claim in January 2007. He immediately became the Orioles' workhorse, starting at least 30 games in five straight seasons for the struggling club. But after losing 17 games for the second time in three years, the right-hander wa...