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Scott will shoulder on, despite torn labrum

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Luke Scott has a torn labrum, but will continue to play, according to the Baltimore Sun.

An MRI exam on Scott's right shoulder revealed the injury, as reported by Orioles President Andy MacPhail, who didn't see a trip to the disabled list as necessary.

Scott has been playing through the injury, which limits his throwing ability, but not his swing. If he plays out the season, he could opt for offseason surgery, though he wasn't ready to discuss that plan.

Scott said he was "very disappointed to find out" about the tear and that he would "pray and believe in my miracle healing" that has enabled him to return from injury quickly in the past.

The Sun said the miracle Scott was referencing was chronic left Achilles pain that eventually subsided earlier in the slugger's career.

A designated hitter for much of 2010, Scott has moved back to left field after the club signed veteran slugger Vladimir Guerrero to serve as the designated hitter.

Scott entered Tuesday's series opener batting .253 with six home runs and 14 RBI, putting him on pace for about 30 home runs and 70 RBI.

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