Two Orioles who have been bit by the injury bug are Koji Uehara and Lou Montanez. Montanez who was getting playing time in LF has a thumb-injury, said to be some type of partial tear. If Montanez decides on surgery, which seems likely, he may be out for a few months. This injury will open the door for Nolan Reimold, who is heating up a bit as of late, to play the majority of left field even when Luke Scott returns from the DL.
Pitcher Koji Uehara had to be removed from his start, after 3 innings on Saturday versus the Nationals because of what was originally thought to be something weather related. It turns out that Uehara had a sore left hamstring. This is a similar problem to what the Japanese rookie experienced during Spring Training. Koji has been the Orioles most consistant pitcher, with his record suffering from bullpen meltdowns late in games. Due to the injury to Uehara and the release of Eaton, the Orioles now have two holes in the rotation.