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Brian Roberts undergoes successful hip surgery

Aug 4, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

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As scheduled, Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts had season-ending hip surgery Thursday.

Britt Ghiroli of says “doctors found what they were expecting” — a labrum tear — and were able to correct the issue in what is being labeled a successful procedure. Roberts will now embark on a 4-6 month rehab, which should conclude before the beginning of spring training next February.

The 34-year-old batted just .182 (12-for-66) with zero extra-base hits, five walks and 12 strikeouts 74 plate appearances this season. He is under contract for $13 million in 2013 before hitting the open market heading into 2014.

Roberts has played in only 115 of a potential 486 games over the last three seasons for Baltimore.

  1. quonce - Aug 4, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Devastating. This guy had 3 straight 50 doubles seasons not too long along. One of only a handful of players in history have ever done that and all were HOFers.

    Just want this guy healthy again.

    Best wishes B Rob

  2. surefooted1 - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    343,354,654th consecutive athlete with successful surgery.

  3. thatyankeedude - Aug 5, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    I think it’s time for the guy to hang it up, I feel bad that he keeps getting hurt but it’s like every single year this happens to him.

  4. tomtravis76 - Aug 5, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Time for the Orioles to move on. He was a lone star on an awful club for so many seasons.

    Next season the Orioles should move Hardy to 2nd and give Machado the shot at SS.

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