Baltimore Orioles infielder-outfielder Jerry Hairston is scheduled to have surgery on his left ankle today in Baltimore. The surgery, the second for Hairston since he broke his left ankle on Aug. 17, will involve removing a bone fragment. He should be ready for the start of spring training.
Hairston, who batted .303 this past season, played in just 86 games because of injuries.
Orioles pitcher Adam Loewen, the team's first-round pick in 2002 who had a slight tear in his left labrum diagnosed at the end of the season, will not require shoulder surgery and should be ready for the start of spring training.
Loewen missed the end of the minor league season because of the tear and it was feared he would require surgery, which would have caused him to miss next season. Instead, Loewen's shoulder responded to a throwing program and he will begin baseball activities at the start of next year. Loewen, 20, was 4-5 with a 4.11 ERA for low Class A Delmarva.
Outfielder Val Majewski also recovered from a torn labrum in his left shoulder and won't need surgery. Majewski spent most of the season at Class AA Bowie but was called up by the Orioles in September.
-- Jorge Arangure Jr.