Derrek Lee: strained left oblique. That can't be good.
No. No, it can't. The oblique is a notoriously finicky muscle that takes a while to heal -- it's not just a matter of ice and rest, so expect Derrek Lee to be out for a while.
Luke Scott is likely to be the first baseman while Lee is out, especially considering that Scott has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. The Orioles could then put Felix Pie or Jake Fox in left field, maybe even platooning them.
The Orioles could call up once-prospect Nolan Reimold for outfield depth, though he has been scuffling in Triple-A. Brandon Snyder is the first baseman for Triple-A Norfolk, and he is on the 40-man roster, so that might be the more likely call-up.
Lee wasn't doing well this season, hitting .227/.309/.333 in 154 at-bats.