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.”