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Report: O's Felix Pie could miss three months

Apr 19, 2010, 8:26 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Felix Pie.jpgRoch Kubatko of reports that Felix Pie could miss up to three months with an injury to his latissimus dorsi muscle. Pie was placed on the disabled list on Friday with a strained muscle in his upper back, but further examination on Monday revealed a more serious injury.

Orioles president Andy MacPhail told the Baltimore Sun that the injury will not require surgery.

“Left alone, I’m told – and they have significant medical information on
this – the thing will heal itself as quickly or more quickly than if
you did something on a surgical basis,” MacPhail said. “But it’s going
to take some time to go through the process that it has to go through.”

Pie, 25, was batting .400 (8-for-20) with four runs scored to begin the season. It’s a real shame because the former top prospect had the opportunity for semi-regular playing time with Nolan Reimold not yet 100 percent after surgery on his Achilles. Now Lou Montanez and Luke Scott figure to share time with Reimold. Speaking of which, Montanez is starting in left field and batting seventh against the Mariners on Monday night.

  1. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre - Apr 19, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    I liked having Pie in Chicago..always saw the potential. Best of luck to him

  2. Aaron W. - Apr 20, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    Felix Pie is a phenomenal defender, but still has very raw offensive skills (with lots of potential). It’s a shame the Cubs couldn’t give him the time he needed to devlelop, but Baltimoe has a heck of a young player. I hope Felix can get healthy and get more swings this season. He could well wind up a the Orioles most talented OF in 2-3 years if given the chance to develop.

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