Baltimore Orioles infielder Tim Beckham is considering surgery on the groin injury that sent him to the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.
“It makes you wonder sometime how much this might have been bothering him,” Showalter said. “If you rehab it and three days into it he starts feeling it again … you’ve got to keep that in mind.”
There are no guarantees either way, but surgery provides that best chance for Beckham to put this behind him.
“Obviously it’s Tim’s decision about where he wants to go,” Showalter said. “I know initially he really wanted to get back and get through it. After talking with the doctor and being showed the MRI, I think I’ve got a pretty good feeling which way he’s going to proceed.”
As a corresponding move, the Orioles added infielder Jace Peterson to the 25-man roster for Wednesday night’s game against Tampa Bay. Claimed off waivers from the Yankees on Tuesday, Peterson was in the starting lineup at second base.
“I am very excited about tonight,” Cavnar told MLB.com before the game. “I’m really honored on the historical context of it, but I’m more so excited for the team effort. We have such a great team of broadcasters, producers, directors — so it’ll be really fun to collaborate with them and do the game tonight.”
Cavnar, a pregame and postgame host for Rockies telecasts on AT&T SportsNet since 2012, joined analyst Ryan Spilborghs in the booth. The Rockies tweeted their support for Cavnar earlier.
Women calling Major League Baseball games is still a rarity. Cavnar’s company includes Mary Shane, the first woman in a booth, who did radio for the Chicago White Sox in 1976 before moving on to television; and Suzyn Waldman, the first woman to do baseball game commentary who has worked full time in the Yankees’ booth since 2005.
Waldman did her first TV broadcast in the booth in July 1995, for a New York Yankees-Texas Rangers game on ABC’s “Baseball Night in America,” and her first play-by-play in 1996, replacing Phil Rizzuto for a handful of WPIX broadcasts.