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Confirmed: Luke Scott done for season with torn labrum

Jul 23, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT

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UPDATE: According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, Luke Scott has confirmed that he is done for the season. He will soon decide whether to rehab the torn labrum in his shoulder or go ahead with surgery.

9:40 AM: We have probably seen the last of Luke Scott this season.

Scott was back in the Orioles’ lineup for the first time since July 3 last night and went 0-for-3 as the designated hitter, but Buck Showalter told Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun following the game that he is likely going back on the disabled list after experiencing more discomfort with his right shoulder.

“I think Luke is headed back to the disabled list,” manager Buck Showalter said. “[During the] first at-bat he had discomfort. I talked to him between at-bats and didn’t particularly like what I was seeing, but he wasn’t giving in. I was hoping, starting out, it was something he would work through, but we said before, it probably wasn’t going to heal until the offseason and we were hoping he could play through it.”

Scott has played through a torn labrum in his right shoulder for most of the season. It should come as no surprise, then, that he’s batting just .220 with nine homers and a .703 OPS. The Orioles haven’t announced anything official yet, but it’s expected he will now either attempt to rehab the injury or undergo season-ending surgery.

Scott, who turned 33 last month, is making $6.4 million this season and is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. Sounds like an obvious non-tender candidate.

  1. hittfamily - Jul 23, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Watch out for those death panels when you go see the doc Luke. Just like grandma, the have been known to pull the plug on aging DH’s as well.

    • ditto65 - Jul 23, 2011 at 10:11 AM

      Better take your birth certificate as well.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 23, 2011 at 10:49 AM

        Ditto!

      • Old Gator - Jul 23, 2011 at 11:16 AM

        And maybe you should bring along some DNA just in case, even if you don’t believe in it.

      • hittfamily - Jul 23, 2011 at 1:13 PM

        Especially if he his doc is in Arizona. He looks like a Russian, so they might ask for his papers.

      • hittfamily - Jul 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM

        god my typing has been bad today. I used to think faster than I can type. Now I type faster than I can think.

  2. purnellmeagrejr - Jul 23, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    AP reports the torn labrum injury was incurred from repeatedly thrusting his right arm in the air during a political rally with a group of neo-Nazis.

    • hittfamily - Jul 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM

      Thats a bit overboard, but newscorp probably hacked into your account and posted that.

      • marinersnate - Jul 24, 2011 at 12:23 AM

        “Thats a bit overboard….”

        Just a bit?

  3. mgflolox - Jul 24, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    Maybe while he’s on the operating table they can perform a brain implant.

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