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Brian Roberts expected to be activated from the disabled list this weekend

Jun 27, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Orioles manager Buck Showalter told Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com that Roberts will not be activated tomorrow and is more likely to return Saturday or Sunday.

6:20 p.m. ET: Brian Roberts suffered a ruptured tendon in his right hamstring back on April 4 and eventually required surgery, but he’s finally on the verge of rejoining the Orioles.

According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Roberts is expected to be activated from the disabled list for this weekend’s series against the Yankees. Now seven weeks removed from surgery, the 35-year-old went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in his first rehab game with Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday and walked twice in a suspended game last night.

Injuries have limited Roberts to just 118 games at the major league level since the start of 2010, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he will be the starting second baseman upon his return. Baltimore’s second basemen have combined to bat just .228/.286/.335 so far this season. Only the Royals and Blue Jays have a lower OPS from the position.

  1. braddavery - Jun 27, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    I half expected this post to say “Brian Roberts expected to be activated from the disabled list this weekend… so he can be put back on it on Monday.”

  2. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Brian Roberts expected to return to the disabled list July 5th after freak grilling accident.

  3. watermelon1 - Jun 28, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    Welcome back B-Rob! Just remember… YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STEAL ANYMORE. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE UP 5 runs in the top of the 9th inning!

  4. nolanwiffle - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    nolanwiffle – Apr 5, 2013 at 12:54 PM
    We won’t see him again until June 1st…..book it.
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    I suppose I was a tad overly optimistic.

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