Baltimore reliever Bob McCrory underwent an arthrogram on his sore right shoulder Monday and is believed to be done for the season. Manager Dave Trembley said he hasn’t seen the results of the test yet, but he said it would be doubtful for McCrory to pitch again.
“I haven’t gotten results back yet on McCrory’s arthrogram,” said Trembley. “I would say McCrory is in the same boat. I would say that’s highly doubtful as well.”
The Orioles officially agreed to terms with five prospects on Monday, signing all of them to split contracts. The most prominent of the group, southpaw Troy Patton, will earn $253,500 if he pitches in the Minors and a base of $400,000 if he makes the parent club.
Two other pitchers with big-league experience — Hayden Penn and Bob McCrory — signed similar contracts. Penn inked a deal for $88,335 in the Minors and $400,000 in the Majors, while McCrory will earn $83,825 in the Minors and $400,000 in the Majors.
Finally, David Hernandez and Chorye Spoone both signed split deals for $32,500 at the Minor League level and $400,000 if they happen to make the Majors. Spoone had shoulder surgery last season and is lagging behind the rest of his teammates so far in spring.