Pie leaves game clutching left shoulder

Pie leaves game clutching left shoulder

OAKLAND -- Orioles outfielder Felix Pie exited Thursday's game against the Oakland Athletics, clutching his left shoulder after scoring the team's first run in the seventh inning.

Pie, who appeared to injure his shoulder while at the plate, drew a one-out walk and advanced to third on Adam Jones' single before scoring on Nick Markakis' sacrifice fly.

Pie has been plagued by left shoulder injuries in the past, most recently hurting his arm while throwing to the plate in the Orioles' Opening Day loss to the Rays on April 6.

"It's the same thing," Pie said. "It hurts now, but I'm going to wait to see what's going on with it [Friday]."

Pie has been one of the few bright spots in the Orioles' offense, and entered Thursday's game batting .471 with a homer and an RBI.

"You'd like to be able to have the guy healthy so he can play on successive days and put a little string together," said manager Dave Trembley. "It would appear that it's a situation that keeps creeping up and bothering him on a way-too-frequent basis. So, I'll wait until I get a report from [trainer] Richie [Bancells] and that proper recommendation will be made, and we will go from there."

Pie was 0-for3 in Thursday's 6-2 loss. Nolan Reimold took over in left field in the bottom of the seventh inning.