BALTIMORE -- The Rangers were back to full strength for the opener of their three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday at Camden Yards. Michael Young was back in the lineup, Eddie Guardado was available in the bullpen and Kevin Millwood is on track to start on Sunday. All three were dealing with minor issues when the Rangers were last seen in New York before Thursday's day off. "Everybody is ready to go," Rangers manager Ron Washington said.
Millwood was hit in the right shin with a ground ball in his last start but threw in the bullpen on Friday and had no problems. "I feel good," Millwood said. "My leg is good, my arm is good, I'm ready to pitch." Guardado was sidelined for two games with inflammation in his left shoulder but that has subsided. Young said he was fine after having to come out of Wednesday's game in the fourth inning because of a tight groin muscle. Having a day off on Thursday certainly helped everybody.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.