Pie To DL; Montanez Recalled

The Orioles have placed OF Felix Pie on the 15 day disabled list with a strained shoulder/upper back. OF Lou Montanez was recalled from AAA Norfolk to replace him on the roster.

Of course one of the only Orioles thats been hitting with any consistency is injured. Thats just how things are going for this team right now. Pie was batting .400/.455/.650 with 2 doubles and a homerun in 20 at bats. This is the same injury thats been nagging him since spring training. He initially hurt the shoulder while lifting weights in camp and missed about a week because of it. He then had to sit out a couple of games after it started bothering him in Tampa Bay at the start of the season. Last night he re-aggravated it on a hard swing and miss at the plate. Just let him rest until its not an issue anymore, you don’t want to leave yourself shorthanded occasionally all year if it keeps nagging him. Playing hurt is not going to help Felix or the team.

If it was up to me I would’ve recalled 1B/OF Rhyne Hughes to take his place on the roster. Hes gotten off to a hot start at AAA Norfolk and we need hitting right now. But they decided to go with Montanez who we’ve seen the last couple of years. He hit .183/.244/.280 over 82 at bats early last year before breaking his thumb and missing the rest of the season. He had a pretty good spring and was hitting .259/.333/.370 with a double, triple, and 5 RBI over 27 at bats at AAA Norfolk before flying out to Oakland to join the Orioles. He’ll be a solid bench option while Pie is out, but he shouldn’t see much action. Luke Scott and Nolan Reimold can split the duties in left field. I don’t think Montanez’ bat is good enough to be an everyday player and hes a below average fielder also.


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