Orioles utilityman Stevie Wilkerson received an unfortunate diagnosis tonight, as Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun was among those to cover on Twitter. Skipper Brandon Hyde says that Wilkerson has suffered a phalanx fracture in his left ring finger.
The expectation is that the injury will sideline Wilkerson for a “significant” period of time, according to Hyde. The precise anticipated timeline isn’t clear, but there obviously isn’t all that much season to work with — particularly given the lack of minor-league rehab opportunities.
Wilkerson, 28, appeared with the O’s in each of the past two MLB seasons. He carries a cumulative .219/.279/.365 slash line in the bigs. That wasn’t enough to maintain a 40-man spot — he was outrighted before Spring Training opened — but it seemed Wilkerson had a solid shot of earning his way back into the major-league ranks to open the 2020 season.
I heard he broke his finger itching his buttcrack…
Cracked it itching his crack?
They say a man with a itchy butt has a stinky finger.
Or somebody else’s……
Off I go now….
Actually, you geniuses, he injured it diving after a fly ball in the outfield.
Well no wonder he broke it. Shouldn’t be itching his crack while diving for a ball.
This reminds me of the time my neighbor cut his ring finger off with a skill saw at his job, and when his wife found out, she said that he could’ve found an easier way to ask for a divorce lol.
BTW they are still happily married to this day. He also told me that when it happened, he didn’t feel almost any pain.
Somehow, I feel I shall get through this
it is so irresponsible to leave comments on for a post like this because a dude just doesn’t become an hero with out the help of Admin. it wasn’t even covid
The number of orioles that can play the outfield goes down again. Would have to imagine an outfielder is going to be added soon.
Why? Stewart, Hays, Santander, Dwight Smith Jr, Cedric Mullins, Mason Williams, Andrew Velazquez, and Dilson Herrera are all either OF or can/have played OF.
Herrera and Velasquez are infielders w/ a couple starts in the outfield. Wilk and Martin’s injury means we’re really going to need them in the infield anyway. Dwight Smith Jr. is already starting the season on the IL as well.
Prior to the injury we were linked to Puig. Would not surprise me to see another OF added at all here.
Have to remember that the taxi squad in Bowie will also need to have outfielders out there.
Well, Velasquez is more of an outfielder. But I would imagine with the timetable of Stevie’s injury that he will be taken off the 60 man roster and replaced with an outfielder. There are a couple internal options we could call in but I wouldn’t be shocked to see us pick up a spare outfielder from another squad.
On the flip side, the stockpile of utility men that Elias accumulated this offseason looks to be useful. With Martin and Wilkerson out It’s possible that Valaika, Velasquez, and Herrera all make the team out of camp.
The new power rankings are out….Can’t believe a team with Chris Davis is ranked #30…..
When did he become Stevie?