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September 15, 2010

Lugo to be further examined

Orioles infielder Julio Lugo will see an ear-nose-and-throat specialist on Friday in hopes of finding out exactly what is causing the headaches that have kept him off the field this week. He won’t play again until he gets further medical clearance.

On Tuesday, he had an MRI and doctors concluded that the recurring headaches were related to sinusitis and not a result of being hit in the head by a pickoff throw Aug. 29 in Anaheim, Calif.

But Lugo said after feeling better Tuesday, he felt terrible again Wednesday, prompting the scheduling of more tests. Until he is cleared medically, Showalter said Lugo won’t play in any capacity.

The 35-year-old Lugo said his biggest concern right now is figuring out what’s wrong.

“The thing that kills me the most is that we don’t know what’s going on,” said Lugo, a pending free agent who has hit .251 in 90 games for the Orioles. “Because when we know what’s going on, then we can do treatment or do something for it. But you don’t know. So you are not able to do anything.”

Posted by Dan Connolly at 5:48 PM | | Comments (5)


I can't believe Allenson sent Isturiz on the Roberts double. I can see a visiting coach not understanding the Camden yards right field, but for him to give up 2nd & 3rd, no one out and Markakis up is unbelievable. This let them walk Nick, and pitch to the staggering Wiggington. What could have been a chance to get to a young pitcher and maybe have a big inning ends up yielding nothing.

Playing Wiggington at third puts a lot of pressure on Bergeson. It's already cost him two extra base runners.

Surprised by the send myself.

this game has all the makings of the pre-buck era...dumb decisions, can't hit with RISP, bad defense...

let a rookie pitcher allow 11 baserunners in 5 innings and get away with 3 runs.

Make it 3 extra base runners because Wiggington is at third. Is Bell hurting? Seems funny to go with a 2nd class infield defense with Brad on the mound.

a bucky result nonetheless

Another beauty by Brad, this is just astonishing, right now the O's staff stacks up pretty good against anybody in the league. I know we all keep asking the same question, but just what the hell did Buck do to these guys? Have you ever seen a pitching staff and team turn around so abruptly in the dying days of a futile season like this? Amazing.

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.

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