Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott has been trying to play through a torn shoulder labrum for much of the season. He was just recently activated from a DL stint that was related to his shoulder, but continued discomfort sent him back to the doctor's office, and one thing led to another, and now we're here. Jeff Zrebiec:
Luke scott is scheduled to have shoulder surgery tomorrow. Will be performed by dr. James andrews
Scott has opted for surgery to fix this problem once and for all, as it was proving too difficult to play through. The surgery will end Scott's season, and quite possibly his Orioles career. Not that he would leave a gaping hole in Baltimore's collective heart were he to end up elsewhere, but for so long he was a fine hitter, where so many Orioles were not.
The impact the injury had on Scott's performance is plainly evident, as his OPS dropped from .902 in 2010 to .703 in 2011. It didn't cripple him, but it made him considerably worse, so Scott's looking like a bounceback candidate for 2012.