The Orioles have placed outfielder Felix Pie on the 15-day disabled list with a upper back muscle strain. Pie has played in 8 games for the Orioles this season and he is 8 for 20 (.400 avg, 1.105 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 1 RBI. The O’s have recalled 28-year old righty swinging Luis Montanez to replace Pie on the active roster. Montanez played in 7 games in AAA-ball this season and he was 7 for 27 (.259 avg, .704 OPS) with 4 runs scored and 5 RBIs. He went 0 for 1 in his Orioles’ debut yesterday.
UPDATE: (4/20/2010) – Felix Pie’s injury is much more severe than originally thought and he could be out the next 3 months.