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July 8, 2011

Scott gets relatively good news; Simon and Atkins almost set; Weiland to start for Boston

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said today that the team got good news on on the MRA taken on Luke Scott's right shoulder. Showalter that Scott's partially-torn labrum has not gotten worse and the plan is for the left fielder to be ready to come off the disabled list when he's eligible on July 19.

Scott will see team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens Monday and get another cortisone shot.

Showalter said that as long as Alfredo Simon doesn't pitch tonight, he'll start tomorrow's game. Kyle Weiland will start Sunday's series finale for Boston opposite Mitch Atkins.

Jeremy Guthrie will be available to pitch out of the bullpen Sunday.

Posted by Jeff Zrebiec at 5:36 PM | | Comments (7)


This is only good news for the orioles if he comes back able to play the field and produce. Hitting .230 he might as well go on the DL and have it fixed as he's not doing the team any good if he can't drive the ball and hit with power.

Horrible news for the fans and any real baseball purists who have watched Scott try to hit the baseball with any authority and not be able to do so.This means Reimold will be benched again,behind two scrubs in Pie and Scott.For you you Luke fans out there,check out his numbers over the last 162 games.Very unproductive to say the least.

Where are all those fans from April saying andy should bring britton up early? This season is probably worse than last.

More good news for the O's. Zach Britton pitched only 2/3 of an inning today so he will reach the 175 inning shut down limit later that we expected!!

This team is a joke. The O's won't win until Angelos sells to new ownership (including Cal) around 2013.

Only a few more years O's fans, than Angelos is gone.

Someone mentioned the Os possibly not tendering Scott next year. Bad move! Scott can play LF, 1B and DH. Vlad and D Lee almost certainly will not be back next year. It's unlikely the Os will land a big time free agent and there doesn't appear to be any help for those positions in minors right now. When Scott is healthy and hitting, he can carry the team. He always makes things fun and interesting. At his age, a long term extension might be too big a risk, but keep Scott for 2012.

Scott had, for him, a career year last year. Why keep a no defense, .240 hitter who can't hit lefties and can't throw? And his power is dropping fast. At least other guys get on base and advance runners, and can still throw.

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