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O's righty Pineiro slated for surgery on Tuesday

CLEVELAND -- Orioles pitcher Joel Pineiro will have surgery Tuesday.

Pineiro will have a SLAP tear repaired. SLAP stands for "superior labral tear from anterior to posterior." Orioles manager Buck Showalter was not sure what kind of timetable Pineiro was on for a return from the injury, but the state of the right-hander's rotator cuff will have a big say in that.

Meanwhile, All-Star second baseman Brian Roberts, who is recovering from a right hip labral tear, continues to improve. Roberts took batting practice, fielded ground balls, and ran Monday. Roberts is on the 15-day disabled list, dating back to July 2.

Pitcher Stu Pomeranz is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list July 25, but it remains unclear whether he will need more time to recover from his torn left oblique. Showalter said Pomeranz would see his doctor Tuesday.

CLEVELAND -- Orioles pitcher Joel Pineiro will have surgery Tuesday.

Pineiro will have a SLAP tear repaired. SLAP stands for "superior labral tear from anterior to posterior." Orioles manager Buck Showalter was not sure what kind of timetable Pineiro was on for a return from the injury, but the state of the right-hander's rotator cuff will have a big say in that.

Meanwhile, All-Star second baseman Brian Roberts, who is recovering from a right hip labral tear, continues to improve. Roberts took batting practice, fielded ground balls, and ran Monday. Roberts is on the 15-day disabled list, dating back to July 2.

Pitcher Stu Pomeranz is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list July 25, but it remains unclear whether he will need more time to recover from his torn left oblique. Showalter said Pomeranz would see his doctor Tuesday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.