The Orioles 2009 first round draft pick Matt Hobgood is facing a set back that could hold him out of the early part of the 2011 season. Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore reported the news of the injury on Orioles Insider.
Now, the 20-year-old is dealing with a right shoulder injury that will likely delay his start to the 2011 season. Hobgood started feeling some discomfort in his shoulder about two weeks ago while he was playing catch and the discomfort was significant enough for the pitcher to make pre-Christmas visits to both Orioles team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens and renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.
Zrebiec points out that it’s been a tough go for Hobgood so far, who struggled to find consistency on the mound at Delmarva last season.