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O's Roberts still at least three weeks away

May 2, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT

brian roberts swinging.jpgOrioles second baseman Brian Roberts has been sidelined since April 9 — pretty much all season — with a strained abdominal muscle.  According to the Baltimore Sun, he “remains at least three weeks away from returning to the lineup, and that’s probably the best case scenario.”

“At this point, we just don’t really have a timetable yet,” Roberts said Sunday. “We’re continuing to do some physical therapy. I don’t know. It
could be three weeks from now, it could be three months from now.
Honestly, I don’t know.”

As of now, season-ending surgery is not an option.  But that could change.  The Orioles have started 6-18 this year without their spark plug and are buried in a star-studded American League East.  It makes no sense, then, for the O’s to rush Roberts back.  An ugly situation in Baltimore is only getting uglier.

  1. Nasty Boy - May 2, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    If the O’s keep playing the Blosux and their vaunted pitching staff they can let Roberts have a little more time to heal . I mean that pitching(the blosux) staff that’s geared towards run prevention . What a joke !

  2. OsandRoyals - May 2, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Well in the BoSox defense they have both their centerfielder and second centerfielder out. Those were supposed to be the backbone of their better defense. Part of the problem is that the pitching staff really isn’t the type to take advantage of good defense. There’s no groundball pitcher there, mostly just strong strikeout pitchers
    Also Roberts had a back injury too, so the combination of that has allowed him to play in one or two games this season.
    But it’ll be ok. The team has already matched their win total against the Sox last season and may be able to get the sweep (the Os improving could be a problem for the BoSox. That’s the team they beat up against the last few years to get into the postseason)

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