Scott progressing; no change with Duchscherer
Oriole outfielder Luke Scott (right shoulder) and pitcher Justin Duchscherer (left hip) were examined by team orthopedist John Wilckens today.
Scott’s initial diagnosis was confirmed by Wilckens, that the tear in his right labrum has not gotten worse and seems to be progressing. That means surgery does not seem necessary at this point and that he can return at or around when he is eligible on July 19. He received a cortisone shot – which seemed to help Scott deal with the shoulder pain in June – and will return to Sarasota for rehab.
“It’s good news on Luke, there’s been a lot of progress,” said Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. “It’s coming along nicely.”
Duchscherer, who has not thrown a pitch for the Orioles this season, also met with Wilckens on Monday. MacPhail said there was no change in his status. Duchscherer, who is still experiencing discomfort in the hip, will return to Sarasota. There is no timetable for a rehab assignment.
Mark Reynolds and Vladimir Guerrero, who were both forced out of Sunday’s game with right hand bruises after being hit Kyle Weiland pitches, are expected to be fine, MacPhail said.
No suspensions or fines from this weekend’s bean-brawl in Boston are expected to be handed down until Wednesday at the earliest because of Tuesday’s annual all-star game.