Jonathan Schoop’s Orioles debut will have to wait. The Norfolk infielder, who’s on the minor league disabled list, was initially thought to have a lower back injury. After consulting with spine specialist Dr. Lee Riley at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Schoop was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back. Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said that Schoop will be out six-eight weeks. Next week, Schoop will see Dr. Robert Watkins, a spine specialist, in California for a second opinion. Adam Jones was the designated hitter for the second straight night. Jones is suffering from a sore groin, manager Buck Showalter said, and with four games next in Toronto on artificial turf, he wanted him off the field. “He’s not happy with me again. He wants to play center field,” Showalter said.
Schoop out 6-8 weeks with back injury
CSN Baltimore | May 23