T.J. McFarland's first big league start will come against the New York Yankees.
But with New York's recent lack of offense, the task of facing the Bronx Bombers could prove to be less intimidating than it sounds.
McFarland takes the mound for the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night as they host the Yankees.
Fellow rookie Kevin Gausman was originally slated to start in the series opener. However, manager Buck Showalter announced a change of plans after Thursday's 7-3 win over Cleveland - not entirely surprising given Gausman's 0-3 record and 7.66 ERA through his five starts.
McFarland (1-0, 4.14 ERA) has made 18 appearances for the Orioles (44-36), primarily in long relief. The left-hander threw two scoreless innings in a 3-0 loss at New York on April 14.
Acquired from Cleveland in December's Rule 5 Draft, McFarland is expected to throw around 80 pitches, Showalter told the team's official website. Gausman will be available for relief duty.
"Mac is throwing the ball well and dese...