- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 27, 2001

PHOENIX After a season spent battling a mysterious knee injury that severely limited his playing time and fighting speculation about his need for surgery, Baltimore Orioles first baseman David Segui finally was operated on this week.
Segui had two small particles removed from his left knee Monday in surgery performed in Kansas City, Mo. He is expected to resume normal activity in 4-to-6 weeks and should be ready by the beginning of spring training, the club said.
The Orioles' biggest free agent signing last winter (four years, $28 million), the 35-year-old Segui appeared in only 82 games this season 16 after the All-Star break and batted .301 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI.
Backup catcher Fernando Lunar also underwent surgery this week in Birmingham, Ala., to remove a large ganglion cyst from his left shoulder while also having an area in the back of his shoulder tightened. The injury kept Lunar, who hit .247 in 64 games and had become the Orioles' regular catcher, out of the starting lineup the last 23 games.
"Both doctors said the procedures went very well," Baltimore vice president of baseball operations Syd Thrift said. "Dr. [Steve] Joyce removed two very small chips from David's knee, so small they couldn't be seen on a MRI. The cyst Dr. [James] Andrews removed from Fernando's shoulder apparently was the source of the pain he felt swinging a bat the last month of the season. We look forward to both players being at full strength long before spring training begins."
The Orioles also announced that outfielder Chris Richard will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Nov. 5 in Los Angeles, a move that had been expected since late September.

Coaching staff returns
The Orioles announced yesterday that manager Mike Hargrove's entire staff will return next season: pitching coach Mark Wiley (second season), hitting coach Terry Crowley (fourth), first-base coach Eddie Murray (fifth), third-base coach Tom Trebelhorn (second), bench coach Sam Perlozzo (seventh) and bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks (25th).

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