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  1. Yankees Hot Tub Time Machine

    Dec 18, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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    It just gets better and better with the New York Yankees. They just signed Brian Roberts. I wrote before (in my Ichiro Suzuki essay for the 100 greatest players) that this Yankees team would look awfully good … in 2006. But by essentially replacing Robinson Cano with Brian Roberts, they have — in a weird…

  2. The Yankees agree to a one-year, $2 million deal with Brian Roberts

    Dec 17, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

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    “Ground ball to Jeter, he tosses it to Roberts, Roberts relays it to Teixeira and . . . oh, man. All three of them broke their hips.” Brian Roberts and Yankees have agreement for 1-year deal worth around $2 million plus incentives, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 17, 2013  …

  3. Yankees “likely” to sign second baseman Brian Roberts

    Dec 17, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

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    New York already has Kelly Johnson around as a potential Robinson Cano replacement at second base, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Yankees are “likely to sign” Brian Roberts too. Roberts was once among the best all-around second basemen in baseball for the Orioles–consistently hitting for high batting averages with tons of doubles…

  4. Yankees looking at Mark Reynolds, Michael Young

    Dec 16, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees are contemplating Mark Reynolds, Michael Young and Brian Roberts as they seek to add to their infield.  Reynolds would be a re-signing after finishing last season with the Bombers. He hit .236/.300/.455 with six homers in 36 games with the Yankees and .220/.306/.393 with 21 homers in…

  5. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  6. Angels expected to revisit Howie Kendrick trade

    Oct 6, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

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    From Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notebook in the Boston Globe: It looks more and more like [Howie] Kendrick will be involved in a deal that would land the Angels some pitching or prospects. The Royals seem like a good fit as they attempt to solve their second base issue, and Kendrick would be a nice bat…

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 26, 2013, 7:04 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins

    Tigers 1, Twins 0: The Tigers finally clinch the AL Central. It was a nail-biter, though, as they scored their lone run in the first inning and then held off the Twins all night long. Best part of their celebration? For the second year in a row Max Scherzer rocked the goggles with two different…

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 9, 2013, 6:07 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals 9, Pirates 2: And the sweep. Four losses in a row overall for Pittsburgh which is back in wild card territory, looking up at the Cards, still stuck on 81 wins.  Michael Wacha pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits, and drove in two runs to boot. He hasn’t allowed a run in 19 and two-thirds…

  9. Orioles DFA Jair Jurrjens to make room for Brian Roberts

    Jun 30, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    Per the team’s official Twitter, the Orioles designated right-hander Jair Jurrjens for assignment to make room for second baseman Brian Roberts. Roberts had been sidelined since April 5 with a right hamstring injury. The last four years have been a struggle for Roberts, as he has appeared in just 118 games over the last four…

  10. 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…

  11. Brian Roberts nearing rehab assignment

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Brian Roberts finally made it back from the concussions that threatened to ruin his career only to suffer a hamstring injury that required surgery, but the Orioles second baseman is getting close to returning from that as well. Roberts is five weeks removed from surgery and has started traveling with the Orioles at his request…

  12. Nolan Reimold placed on disabled list with hamstring strain, Jair Jurrjens called up

    May 18, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

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    Nolan Reimold hasn’t played in a game in a week and now the Orioles have placed him on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Reimold has been nursing a hamstring issue since the first week of the season, but he has remained on the active roster until now. However, it’s likely a big…

  13. The Orioles want Alexi Casilla to give up switch-hitting

    May 10, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

    Alexi Casilla

    Infielder Alexi Casilla is hitting .200/.222/.257 in 35 at-bats for the Orioles this season after coming in at .241/.282/.321 in 299 at-bats for the Twins last year. Hence, the Orioles think it’s time for him to try something new. In this case, they believe the natural right-handed hitter should give up switch-hitting. The interesting thing…

  14. Brian Roberts will have hamstring surgery on Thursday

    May 8, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts underwent surgery last August to repair a torn labrum in his hip. He then had surgery in December for a sports hernia. And now he is going under the knife yet again. According to MASN’s Roch Kubatko, Roberts is scheduled to have surgery Thursday at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas to fix…

  15. Brian Roberts won’t be ready to come off DL when eligible

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Initial reports had Brian Roberts potentially returning from the disabled list after just two weeks, but “two weeks” and “ruptured knee tendon” never seemed to match up and sure enough he’ll be out longer. His injury is now being called merely a “right hamstring strain” and Roberts is eligible to come off the DL on…

  16. Brian Roberts out 2-4 weeks with ruptured knee tendon

    Apr 5, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts

    Brian Roberts has been diagnosed with a ruptured tendon in the back of his knee, which sounds really bad but apparently won’t require surgery and will only keep him out for 2-4 weeks, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Roberts, who was finally feeling healthy after having his career derailed by multiple concussions,…

  17. Brian Roberts suffers hamstring injury, gets helped off field

    Apr 4, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts, Jose Lobaton

    In what one can only hope is a temporary setback for Brian Roberts‘ comeback bid, the Orioles second baseman left Thursday’s game in the ninth inning with a right hamstring injury. Roberts said he felt a pop in his hamstring before diving headfirst into second base in the game against the Rays. He didn’t put…

  18. Orioles move Brian Roberts to the bottom of the lineup

    Mar 29, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Brian Roberts has spent nearly his entire career as a leadoff man, hitting there in 93 percent of his 1,200 starts, but the Orioles have decided to shift him to the bottom of the lineup as he comes back from multiple concussions. Roberts took the demotion well, basically saying that he’s happy to simply be…

  19. 2013 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles' Johnson pitches against the Boston Red Sox during a MLB spring training baseball game in Sarasota, Florida

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Was last season a fluke? Wanna make an Orioles fan mad? Tell them that…

  20. Brian Roberts’ long road back

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Ken Rosenthal has a great feature today on Brian Roberts, who missed a huge chunk of time battling back from multiple concussions: “I had so many people say, ‘You looked like you were looking right through me,’” Roberts says. “From the outside looking in, the brain is such a complicated thing, people just don’t understand.…

  21. Brian Roberts putting together impressive showing in camp

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts

    Essentially a non-factor the last 2 1/2 years, Brian Roberts is giving hope that he could reemerge as the Orioles’ starting second baseman this season. Roberts went 3-for-3 with a homer against the Pirates on Friday. He’s 6-for-11 with two doubles in the early going this spring. While the Orioles did little to upgrade their…

  22. Giving Aaron Hill $35 million another misstep for Diamondbacks

    Feb 8, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Aaron Hill

    Arizona GM Kevin Towers has mastered the art of buying high and selling low this winter. In giving Aaron Hill a three-year, $35 million extension on Friday, Towers made another high-risk, low-upside move.  Second basemen have a history of cratering earlier than most, and Hill is going to be 32-34 during the years his extension…

  23. Brian Roberts had sports hernia surgery in December

    Jan 17, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

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    After undergoing season-ending surgery last August to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, Brian Roberts went under the knife again last month. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Roberts required surgery to repair a sports hernia on December 20 after he felt some discomfort and inflammation in his abdominal area. While…

  24. Brian Roberts has suffered setbacks this winter

    Jan 17, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

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    Back in August Brian Roberts underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. But there’s a bit of bad news, reports Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com: Second baseman Brian Roberts has been working out, although Showalter said he wouldn’t be completely honest if he said that Roberts has had no health setbacks this winter. …

  25. Orioles avoid arbitration with Alexi Casilla, Steve Pearce and Taylor Teagarden

    Nov 30, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Casilla got a one-year, $1.7 million deal with a $3 million club option for 2014. The O’s could buy out the option for $200,000. 7:52 PM: Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have avoided arbitration with infielder Alexi Casilla, utility man…

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