Found September 16, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Baltimore Orioles were able to win yesterday's contest against the Toronto Blue Jays, but they lost a pair of key regulars in the process. Left field Nate McLouth exited the game after being hit by a pitch on the right knee by Blue Jays reliever Kyle Drabek, while Miguel Gonzalez was forced from his start after straining his right groin, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com. McLouth's injury seems to be the least concerning of the two, as manager Buck Showalter told reporters after the game that the outfielder is "fine." "Nate is fine," manager Buck Showalter said. "We would have left him in, but we liked the matchup of stealing second there. I wanted to take a pop at it, or else he would have continued. I think he will be fine." McLouth was replaced on the base paths by Chris Dickerson after gingerly walking to first base following the HBP. Mike Morse ultimately took his spot in left, but the team expects him to be available for Tuesday's series opener against the Boston Red Sox. Gonzalez's future is less clear, as Showalter indicated that the right-hander is at risk of missing his next start due to his groin ailment. "I would say he's in jeopardy of missing a start," manager Buck Showalter said of Gonzalez, who grimaced after striking out Adam Lindto start the sixth, and was replaced by rookie righty Kevin Gausman. "We'll see how the next couple of days go. ... He said he felt it a little bit two pitches before. ... That's all I got from him out there." The Orioles are considering Gonzalez as day to day. He's battled consistency issues of late, but he's been one of the team's best starters on the season. This would make losing him for any extended absence concerning as the team continues to vie for a second consecutive playoff appearance. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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