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April 17, 2010

Tejada latest to go down

Orioles third baseman Miguel Tejada was just removed from the game in the top of the sixth inning after appearing to pull a right quad muscle while legging out a bunt single.

Something appeared to grab on Tejada, who had three hits today,as he was about halfway down the first-base line. Tejada did a head first slide into first anyway before head athletic trainer Richie Bancells and manager Dave Trembley came out to check on him. He tried to walk around a little beyond the bag, but ultimately limped back to the dugout and Cesar Izturis entered as a pinch runner.

It's obviously too early to speculate on the severity of the injury, but it's just unbelievable what is going on with this team right now.

Posted by Jeff Zrebiec at 5:34 PM | | Comments (15)



First two out RBI with RISP this season!!!!!!!!!!

Does this mean Atkins has to streak through the Quad? THATS why they haven't been scoring!

It's alright, our wonderful GM got us plenty of depth this offseason.

He'd rather be "a guy too short, than have one too many"

It is only 4 injuries - it is not unheard of for a MLB team. This just speaks to our sad FO again.

cmon now K, you can yelp at AM all you want, but what team is gonna survive losing their 2b, 3b, lf, and closer?

Who cares? call josh bell up, if we're going to suck this bad we might as well get him and Snyder some experience.

I agree with jim66 - no team has that kind of depth - take Arod, Cano, Rivera and an outfielder out of the Yankee line-up and I suppose they just fill in with no impact?

According to the boxscore at, the O's started out this game with two third basemen--Tejada and Wiggington--and no shortstop.

Would some of guys who do nothing but complain slither back under your rocks and stay there forever. If someone fed you a rat you'd probably complain that it wasn't a guinea pig.

I agree the injuries hurt, but to compare the Yankees frontline to ours is a little ridiculous. Their backups would be our star starters. We're hurtin' in every way possible. I thought it could only go up from here, but maybe I was wrong.

Mke Berken the closer. Send Mickilio back down and bring up a long arm. Johnson has been hurt for two years now and acn't pitch. This is joke.

WOW... can it get any worse? Guthrie looked ok today tho. FIRE TREMBLY NOW!

When the Yanks lose those guys they play .500 ball...when we lose them we play .0500 ball.

The next headline: IT'S DAVE JOHNSON.

Can we take the Os stats off the homepage? Wietere leading in avg. w/ only .268. Tejada who's injured leading with 7 RBI. Wiggy, who's a backup, leading with 3 HR. Gonzo, who's on the DL and blown two saves, leading w/ 1 save. And Milwood, who's winless, leading in ERA. This is an embarassment!

Not so incredible ... this is indicative of a team ill prepared to go into the regular season. Physically, it appears that several players were not far enough along to deal with the demands of the regular season, and mentally this is a team that's lacks leadership and simply is not ready to compete at such a high level.

C'mon Birds fans.........the season just started and except for a few ugly games we have actually been in all our games! give the baby birds sometime.......they'll catch a lil fire soon and be more than competitive!

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