CSN’s Orioles beat writer Rich Dubroff joined Ed & Bob to talk about the upcoming season and Spring Training so far.
Bob asked about an update on Jair Jurrjens who was hit by a ball yesterday while pitching. Rich said Jair didn’t seem to be too worried about the injury which was diagnosed as a rib contusion, and we should know more after x-rays today.
Ed asked about Wilson Betemit’s knee injury and if he would need surgery. Rich said that thought the injury looked frightening when it happened he will not need surgery. It was not an ACL so Wilson is expected out for 6-8 weeks, and the Orioles may still look to fill the role Betemit was going to play.
Ed asked Rich if he thought maybe the Orioles made a mistake not getting a big bat to DH. Rich said the Orioles didn’t want to get another guy like Vlad Guerrero a couple years ago who couldn’t play in the field. Rich also said the role of DH may be opened up to a young prospect with the injury to Wilson Betemit.