AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE - Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel will have an MRI on Thursday to determine the extent of damage in his sore right knee.
Hammel left Tuesday night's game against Tampa Bay in the fourth inning. He was making his second start since undergoing surgery on the same knee in July.
Hammel was originally slated to have the MRI on Wednesday, but said the exam was pushed back a day because of scheduling issues.
He did not sound optimistic Wednesday in the Baltimore clubhouse, saying the pain in his knee won't allow him to pitch.
Hammel says "Getting on a mound right now and trying to throw a pitch, that wouldn't work."
Although there wasn't much swelling in the knee overnight, Hammel says, "That raises more questions for me, like, what's going on?"
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