RHP Joel Pineiro is out for the year with labrum tear
Jul 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM
Another one of the Orioles' attempts at a reclamation project has been lost for the year.
Right-hander Joel Pineiro will undergo surgery Tuesday for a slap tear in his labrum. Doctors will also look at Pineiro's rotator cuff while performing surgery, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
The 33-year-old Pineiro was signed in April to a minor-league deal as rotation insurance after being released by the Philadelphia Phillies.
He appeared in two games for Triple-A Norfolk, going 1-0 with a 3.65 ERA. He also pitched in three games in the Gulf Coast league in Sarasota. He was 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA for the GCL Orioles.
In other Orioles' news, righty Stu Pomeranz, who had a cortisone shot in his back earlier this month, will be re-evaluated by doctors Tuesday. He had been on the disabled list with an oblique tear, but dealt with back issues while rehabbing.
Brian Roberts continues to do baseball activities in Sarasota in an attempt to rehab a hip injury. No timetable is set on his return.
ShortstopJ.J. Hardyis getting a routine day off. Showalter said he has been looking to get Hardy some rest, especially for his aching shoulder. Hardy had a cortisone shot in the shoulder right before the All-Star Break and it appears to be improving.
Omar Quintanilla is making his first start for the Orioles. He will play shortstop and bat ninth. Ryan Flaherty will make his fourth straight start at second base.