The Orioles are struggling with more than just a poor performance early this season. Brian Roberts is on the 15-Day DL with a strained abdomen, and now still surging slugger Miguel Tejada is day-to-day after straining his groin in Saturday’s game against the Oakland A’s.
On top of that Felix Pie is out for three months, and Koji Uehara is still unknown from his left hamstring strain. Pie has a ruptured back muscle, and will miss much of the season. It is unknown how well he will recover, and if additional missed time will be at hand. Uehara has been out since March 26th, and is just now beginning to throw regular sessions.
This is dismal news to a team that has not had a winning season in several seasons, and has now started the year 2-12. So much is in the control of an organization, but four early injuries to above average players does not help at all.