Monday, April 19, 2010

More Hurt and Pain: Pie and Roberts; Rosenthal

Boy, are the Orioles having a hard time. The team has Brian Roberts on the DL along with Koji Uehara, Mike Gonzalez and now there's another name on the list: Felix Pie.

I saw this season as perhaps a breakout one for him and the way he was playing, it seemed that Pie was going places...

The guy who was perhaps the hottest player on the team aside from Ty Wigginton is now on the shelf ... for about three months. In addition, Roberts will be sidelined for a few more weeks.

From the Baltimore Sun's Orioles Insider: So much for the good sentiment surrounding Sunday's win and the end of a nine-game losing streak. The Orioles learned today that outfielder Felix Pie will be out for at least three months after he tore the latissimus dorsi muscle off the bone.

Pie, whose injury was initially classified as a strained muscle in his upper back, had a magnetic resonance imaging performed today and then visited another doctor, when the diagnosis was made.

"The prognosis is just to rest, no surgery needed," said Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. "But the probable time when he can return, we’re probably looking at three months. [The severity] did come as a surprise to me. He thinks he did it on Opening Day when he threw the runner out at the plate and then he's had periodic issues since. It is certainly disappointing from our standpoint. It is the one area where we felt like we had depth, but it’s disappointing for the kid and disappointing for us."

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