Labrum Tear Sends Luke Scott to DL

The tear in Luke Scott’s labrum has finally caught up to him.  The Orioles placed Scott on the 15 day disabled list yesterday with the potential that the outfielder will require season ending surgery.

Scott has dealt with the issue in his shoulder all season long.  It’s similar to what Nationals’ first baseman Adam LaRoche was going through and it could result in the same surgery that cut his season short.

Baltimore knew what their left fielder was going through for the season, but Scott wanted to try to play through the injury.  The 33 year old had his best month in April where he was able to hold an OPS over .800.  Since, his average and power have dropped off noticeably, as Scott has a season line of .223/.305/.408.

Scott aggravated the injury last week and after a tough stretch at the plate this weekend decided that he was doing the team more harm than good.

“The last few days I haven’t been helping the team,” said Scott. “It’s not for a lack of preparation or effort, it’s just hard for me to get the bat head to the ball. I have to check out a few other options and this is the option that we have taken.”

One of those options is season ending surgery.  Scott will undergo an MRI Friday which will reveal the next step in the process.  If all goes well, Scott could be back with the O’s shortly after the All-Star break.  But if more severe damage is shown and surgery is necessary, Scott would miss the remainder of the year.

In Scott’s absence, the Orioles will turn to Nolan Reimold and Felix Pie to take over left field duties for the team.

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Topics: Adam LaRoche, Baltimore Orioles, Felix Pie, Luke Scott, Nolan Reimold

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