LHP Troy Patton (a princeton cyberdraftee obtained in the Tejada trade) just got shut down for season with labrum surgery. Interestingly the O's seem to have known that this was a strong possibility
Patton was shut down in Houston last September with left biceps tendinitis, so the Orioles knew there was a chance he would have problems with his left arm this spring. Before the trade with the Astros was completed, Baltimore was provided an MRI of Patton's left shoulder.
"It's pretty much what I expected. I could've gone a different way (but) sometimes you've got to go the high-risk, high-reward type deal," said Andy MacPhail, president of baseball operations. "I could've had a different player in there, but (Patton is) 22, left-handed and already worked his way to the big leagues. I can wait."
I'm not sure that MacPhail's quote wasn't taken out of context. No way I make a guy with a labrum problem a key part of a trade.