Nick Markakis

Orioles infielder Tim Beckham likely headed for core surgery that will shelve him 6-7 weeks

Orioles infielder Tim Beckham likely headed for core surgery that will shelve him 6-7 weeks

On the day infielder Tim Beckham officially landed on the 10-day disabled list for a left groin strain, the Orioles also found out he will likely need core surgery that is expected to sideline him for six to seven weeks.

Beckham, who left Monday night’s game after running the bases gingerly following an eighth-inning single, visited specialist Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia on Wednesday, and while manager Buck Showalter said no official decision on having surgery has been made, all signs point to the procedure, possibly as early as Thursday.

“What we're dealing with now is, ‘Here's where it is, here's what one of the best [specialists] in the world is telling us,’ and...

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