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Brian Roberts misses game following root canal

May 4, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

Brian Roberts AP

Brian Roberts has been playing through a hamstring injury, but yesterday he was scratched from the Orioles’ lineup following a root canal.

Robert Falkoff of MLB.com reports that Roberts initially felt mouth pain Sunday, but thought little of it until things got much worse during the team flight to Kansas City on Monday night.

Or as manager Buck Showalter put it: “By the time we landed, we knew he had a problem.”

Roberts is hoping to be back in the lineup tonight, but Showalter seemed unsure about such a quick return.

  1. Old Gator - May 4, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    It’s good that he got the Root Canal cleaned out before any more of those old drums of toxic waste rusted through. The EPA should probably fine him for walking around with a mouth like that in the first place.

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