David Lough LF/CF BAL 2 days ago

Lough will open his season on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Lough has been dealing with back and hamstring injuries, but he said Tuesday that his back is no longer an issue. The same apparently can't be said for his hammy, so he'll need a DL stint to start the season. Travis Snider, Steve Pearce, Delmon Young and Jimmy Paredes are all candidates to pick up a few extra at-bats in Lough's absence.

David Lough LF/CF BAL 3 days ago

Lough could begin the season on the disabled list due to hamstring and back issues, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

If Lough is unavailable to begin the season, Alejandro De Aza or Everth Cabrera would likely slot in as the backup center fielder behind Adam Jones. Lough remains a question mark in terms of the 25-man roster when he returns from his injury, but the issue doesn't do him any favors in that regard.

David Lough LF/CF BAL 5 days ago

Lough (back) should return to the lineup for the Orioles' split squad spring training games Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Lough has been suffering from back spasms this week, but it appears he is returning to full health. He's scheduled to return Sunday, barring a setback, but back issues have a tendency to flare up throughout the season, and with no guaranteed spot with the club, his value is seemingly low at this point.

David Lough LF/CF BAL 1 week ago

Lough (back) is expected to be back on the field within a few days, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Lough was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates after his back tightened up when he picked up a ball in the batting cage. It doesn't sound like the outfielder nor the Orioles are too worried about the injury, but it certainly won't help his cause in the competition for a reserve role. Along with Lough, Delmon Young, Jimmy Paredes, Steve Pearce, Chris Parmelee, and Nolan Reimold are among the names battling for backup gigs in the outfield.

David Lough LF/CF BAL 1 week ago

Lough was scratched from Tuesday's game with back spasms, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

He was hitting off a tee and bent over to pick up a ball and his back tightened. Consider him day-to-day for now. He will need to get back in action soon if he wants to secure the final roster spot that is up for grabs in O's camp.

David Lough LF/CF BAL 1 week ago

Lough was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League lineup with an undisclosed injury, MASN Sports reports.

Lough appears to have missed some time earlier in camp with a hamstring ailment, but there is no word on whether this injury is for the same thing. Lough is in a battle for the last roster spot, but he has gone just 5-for-27 this spring and he may get squeezed out of his backup outfielder role that he carried last year.

David Lough LF/CF BAL 1 month ago

Lough is healthy in spring training camp after suffering from concussion symptoms during the 2014 season, Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Lough tore it up in spring training games last year, then suffered a concussion early in April. He never hit the disabled list and it was thought that purely due to on-the-field struggles Lough was relegated to a bench role while Delmon Young and Steve Pearce absorbed his playing time. There was no indication on the news wires that the concussion symptoms had lingered. Instead, he was used mostly as a late game defensive player, gathering 174 at-bats in 112 games. Lough is the favorite to win the last outfield spot, but the Orioles appear to have a stronger commitment to left-handed hitting Alejandro De Aza.

David Lough LF/CF BAL 7 months ago

Lough is in Sunday's lineup against the Twins, but his playing time may become even more limited down the stretch, MASN Sports reports.

Lough's starts are already rare this season and Baltimore acquired Alejandro De Aza Saturday from the White Sox. De Aza may surpass Lough on the depth chart given Lough has hit an unimpressive .213/.284/.319 in his limited time this season.

David Lough LF/CF BAL 8 months ago

Lough went 1-for-3 in a rare start Sunday against the Mariners. He also was caught stealing in one attempt.

David Lough LF/CF BAL 11 months ago

David Lough's struggles continued in Friday's loss to the Royals, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts.

The Orioles had high hopes for the 28-year-old outfielder, but he has hit just .180/.241/.260 with a 10/3 K/BB ratio in his first 16 games. He's difficult to use even in AL-only leagues at this point.