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Brian Roberts is several weeks from returning to the Orioles

May 29, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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Brian Roberts hasn’t played for the Orioles in more than a year following multiple concussions, but the veteran second baseman started a minor-league rehab assignment last week and is now aiming to be back in the majors at some point next month.

Roberts went 2-for-9 with two doubles and two walks in five games at Double-A, and Brittany Ghroli of MLB.com reports that his rehab stint will move to Single-A for the next two games.

After that Triple-A would be next, with manager Buck Showalter indicating that the Orioles would ask Roberts to spend a week there before making a decision on his status because “we talked about wanting him to really finish up competition-wise in Triple-A.”

  1. dowhatifeellike - May 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Rehab assignments can only last 20 days so unless the O’s get an exception from the commish, he comes up June 12.

    • dowhatifeellike - May 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

      Unless, of course, he has a setback or a new injury. But it’s hard to think that’s part of the plan.

      • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - May 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

        Setbacks probably ought to be planned for, considering how frequently they have transpired.

  2. psuravens19 - May 29, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Can he pitch? That is where they O’s need the most help…

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