I swapped text messages a few minutes ago with outfielder Luke Scott, who was relieved that the MRA taken earlier today didn’t reveal a more significant tear in his right shoulder.
The Orioles think it’s possible that Scott will be ready to come off the disabled list when he’s eligible on July 19.
The MRA is similar to an MRI, except dye is injected into the shoulder.
Scott went on the disabled list retroactive to Monday when the Orioles needed to clear room on the 25-man roster for pitcher Mitch Atkins.
In addition to the shoulder, Scott also has been nursing a sore right knee after crashing into the left field fence to rob the Cardinals’ Matt Holliday of a home run.
Scott’s batting 223 with 11 doubles, nine homers and 22 RBIs in 63 games. He hit .226 with three homers and three RBIs in June, and went 0-for-9 in the Atlanta series.
While satisfied with the MRA results, Scott texted that he needs to find out how to get back to being capable of competing at the expected level. He was voted Most Valuable Oriole last season.