Scott says surgery "went well"

Orioles outfielder Luke Scott says via a text message that yesterday's surgery on his right labrum "went well" and provided a clearer explanation why his swing was hindered before the club shut him down for the season.

Renowned orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery in Pensacola, Fla.

Scott wrote that he's feeling "so-so, more disappointment than anything, but they fixed the problem."

"It was more posterior than SLAP, which was not revealed as much on the MRI," he wrote. "That was leading to me not getting the (bat) head out."

Scott could be facing a four-month period without clearance to begin baseball-related activities, though he's hoping to shorten the timetable.

Scott will work with a physical therapist in Florida before returning to Camden Yards, most likely in mid-August, and continuing his rehab with the Orioles' athletic training staff.

It's possible that the Orioles will non-tender Scott over the winter, allowing him to become a free agent. He's making $6.4 million this season and is arbitration-eligible again, which probably means another raise.

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