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Brian Roberts getting hip surgery, done for the season

Jul 29, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT

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Veteran second baseman Brian Roberts was able to make it through a rehab game Saturday at Low-A Aberdeen, but he felt renewed soreness in his ailing right hip soon after and has now decided to go under the knife in order to correct the lingering issue.

MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that Roberts will have hip surgery within the next 10 days and is going to require 4-6 months of rehab. The oft-injured 34-year-old is hoping to be back near full health by the start of spring training next February, but there are no guarantees. He’s had well-chronicled bouts with post-concussion syndrome.

Roberts is under contract with the O’s in 2013 for a salary of $10 million. He has played in just 115 games over the last three seasons and batted just .182 with a .415 OPS in 74 plate appearances this summer.

  1. dondada10 - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Poor guy. Roberts was a really good ball player for a while. Sucks to see injuries derail his career.

  2. deathmonkey41 - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    His ancestors must have had a curse placed upon them by gypsies or something.

  3. rockthered1286 - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Unfortunate and I do feel bad for him but it’s blatantly obvious that it’s time for the O’s to stop waiting and wishing and just move on. Take FA this offseason to upgrade 2B (and 1b and 3b and LF) and finally put the questions about when and if he returns to rest.

  4. cheers4ablumpkin - Jul 29, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Agree with all of you but saying that he’s got to grow a pair n
    Stop being a pussy

  5. djstat - Jul 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Just another reason why Peter Angelo’s does not like to spend money.

  6. carpetpissers - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    Yes, that Peter Angelo’s just tosses money around lol!

  7. thetylerrose - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:16 AM

    Amazing how often guys that used to take PEDs have their body break down on them after they get caught and can’t use anymore…

  8. kmfl1 - Jul 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    I’ve never seen this guy NOT get hurt! Seriously, why haven’t they dumped him?

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