Val Majewski was likely excited when he was called in from AAA Ottawa to replace David Newhan this week. The Baltimore Orioles had no other choice but to put David Newhan on the disabled list due to Newhan’s broken leg.
The broken leg happened during the game against the Los Angeles Angels. Newhan slid incorrectly into second base and broke his leg. He is going to need surgery on his right fibula. Experts say he will be lucky to miss only six weeks of playing. Even then, he will not be as strong as he needs to be to play successfully. There will likely be loads of physical therapy needed to get him back to his original physical condition.
Newhan is in good spirits however and talks about the surgery nonchalantly. He does state he is disappointed however he knows it is just the luck of the draw. Majewski was a little shocked as well. He was only hitting .138 so he did not expect to be called anytime soon. Of course, the team does not plan to stick him on the field immediately. But, there is no doubt Majewski is still thrilled for the opportunity, even if he is sitting on the bench.
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