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Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2008-06-28


Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2008-06-28
--RHP Matt Albers likely will miss the remainder of the season after an MRI Friday revealed a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder. Albers left Wednesday's emergency start after facing just five batters, and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a sore shoulder. If Albers -- who is considering simply rehabbing the shoulder -- has surgery, he'd likely miss nine months.

--RHP Daniel Cabrera continues to show why he's a pitcher and not a hitter. In interleague play, the 6-foot-9, 270-pound fireballer is 0-for-16 with 16 strikeouts. He went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts Friday.

--SS Brandon Fahey was recalled from Class AAA Norfolk. The left-handed-batting former utility man likely will assume the starting shortstop role, with Alex Cintron serving as his backup. Fahey went 1-for-3 with an RBI Friday.

--INF Oscar Salazar was optioned to Class AAA Norfolk. The "professional hitter," as the Orioles brass referred to him, batted .235 (4-for-17) with two home runs and four RBIs in nine games after being recalled June 10.

--C Matt Wieters, the Orioles' top position prospect, reported to Class AA Bowie. The 2007 first round pick was a Carolina League All-Star at Class-A Frederick, where he hit .342 with 14 homers and 38 RBIs in 68 games.

BY THE NUMBERS: 22 -- Come-from-behind wins by the Orioles in their first 38 victories this season.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "You don't want to make a living doing that, but we've done a nice job of battling every game. ... You've really got to tip your hat to the club. It's someone different every night. That's what makes our team special. The lineup grinds one through nine, and you don't know who it's going to be." -- 1B Kevin Millar after his June 19 walk-off single beat Houston, 2-1.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: June 28, 2008

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