Hobgood on DL; likely done for year
Orioles minor league right-hander Matt Hobgood, the club’s top pick in 2009, has been placed on the seven-day disabled list at Short-A Aberdeen.
“He didn’t feel comfortable making his next start, so we placed him on the disabled list,” Orioles development director John Stockstill said.
Hobgood had his shoulder examined by Orioles orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens, and no specific injury was diagnosed, Stockstill said.
It’s possible Hobgood could make one more start for Aberdeen in the IronBirds’ season finale Sept. 4, but that scenario is unlikely.
The 21-year-old Hobgood, who was selected fifth overall out of a California high school in 2009, is 0-6 with an 8.76 ERA in 13 combined games this season for the IronBirds and the Gulf Coast League Orioles.
MASNsports.com first reported Hobgood’s placement on the DL.