Orioles' DJ Stewart undergoes ankle surgery - BaltimoreBaseball.com

Rich Dubroff

Orioles’ DJ Stewart undergoes ankle surgery

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Orioles outfielder DJ Stewart had surgery on his right ankle on Thursday. Stewart injured the ankle in a game at Arlington, Texas on June 5 and missed two months of major league time.

The team said Stewart “underwent a successful microfracture procedure on his right ankle.”

The procedure was performed by Dr. Kenneth Jung at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.

The Orioles said Stewart is “expected to return to baseball activity near the end of spring training.”

Stewart, who had a strong May at Triple-A Norfolk, was recalled on May 28 and played in only seven games before the injury, which came when he was clipped by second baseman Hanser Alberto while the two were pursuing a popup that landed in foul ground. Stewart was playing right field.

The 25-year-old outfielder returned to the Orioles on August 6 and hit .238 in 44 games. Stewart hit .238 with a .317 on-base percentage and had a .698 on-base percentage. He had four homers and 15 RBIs.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Jim-Considine

    October 19, 2019 at 9:36 am

    That would explain his blase’ 2019 batting statistics.

  2. Stephen in Shanghai

    October 19, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    I think I have higher hopes for DJ than most on these boards. He really performed amazingly well in AAA last season and I think, with time, he could show his patience / power combo at the major league level. Let’s just hope he gets healthy and stays that way for a while.

    • Camden Brooks

      October 19, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      I would agree. I don’t think his ceiling is as high as Santander, but I could see him being a regular OF with the O’s.

  3. Jack

    October 19, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    He showed some flashes. Hope he is healthy and earns a spot next season. Does anyone know if Hanser Alberto’s nickname is “Radio” and why?

    • Grand Strand Bird Fan

      October 19, 2019 at 8:11 pm

      According to Baseball Prospective he gives play by play while playing in the game.

    • Raymo

      October 19, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      I wonder if he does that to keep his head in the game, and/or to practice his English.

  4. Eldersburg Enigma

    October 19, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Fanfest is canceled!?!?

  5. OriolesNumber1Fan

    October 20, 2019 at 12:29 am

    That’s why you never bring in your closer in a tie game on the road!!! So once in for all leave Buck alone!!! https://www.mlb.com/astros/video/jose-altuve-homers-2-on-a-fly-ball-to-left-center-field-george-springer-scores

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