O’s starter Brad Bergesen told the media tonight that he is currently suffering from a shoulder injury that occurred during an Orioles commercial shoot in December. Bergesen will report to Spring Training a few days behind the rest of the pitchers and catchers, but Andy MacPhail and the Orioles are confident that he will be ready by Opening Day.
The commercial featured Bergesen pitching in a batting cage at Camden Yards. Bergesen told Orioles trainers that he ‘tweaked it’ as they finished shooting. He had an MRI done in January and has been in a throwing program in Sarasota.
Bergy was shut down last season after taking a line drive off the leg on July 30th. He hasn’t thrown off the mound since and blames a tight arm for the injury.
I wouldn’t guess that this injury is a big deal. Andy MacPhail has known about it since December and hasn’t brought anyone in to replace him in the rotation.
What do you think?