McFarland has bounced between the minor leagues and big league club this season. He is recovering from a knee injury, but this is a good sign for his return. In 13.1 innings with the Orioles this season, McFarland has posted a 4.73 ERA and 1.20 WHIP.
Franco injured himself while sliding into second base. It is unclear how serious the injury is, although Andres Blanco filled in for him at third base to finish the game. Keep any eye out for updates on his status.
Teixeira was left out of Wednesday's starting lineup and now we know the reason. Dustin Ackley will man first base and bat sixth in Teixeira's absence.