At some point you have to feel bad for the kid.
At 25-years old, Felix Pie has had an up-and-down career. Formerly a Chicago Cubs’ top prospect, he found himself traded to Baltimore during the 2009 offseason. After impressing late in the year, he would go into the 2010 campaign as the best hitter in Spring Training and vying for a starting job in left field. Early on this season, Pie led the club with a .400 average.
Now, he won’t touch a field for months.
This is an excerpt from Jeff Zrebiec’s article at the Baltimore Sun:
“A magnetic resonance imaging taken Monday, followed by a subsequent doctor’s visit, revealed that Pie had torn the latissimus dorsi muscle away from the bone in his back. The injury won’t require surgery, but it will keep Pie, whose injury was initially classified as a strained muscle in his upper back, out until at least late July.”
For Pie, the luck couldn’t be worse, and now, the O’s are left without one of the better athletes on the team.
Get well soon Felix! We need you more than ever.