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  1. Brian Roberts returns, goes 3 for 4

    Jun 13, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Baltimore Orioles

    Not many sights in baseball more welcome last night than seeing Brian Roberts back in a major league lineup.  The Orioles’ second baseman, sidelined for 13 months due to a concussion, made his return and went 3 for 4 with a sac fly. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. And he was clearly emotional…

  2. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 13, 2012, 6:02 AM EDT

    Kansas City's Mendoza delivers a pitch against Milwaukee in their MLB baseball game in Kansas City

    Royals 2, Brewers 1: Luis Mendoza took a no-hitter into the seventh, but it was still close as prodigal Royal Zack Greinke was pretty sharp too, striking out eight and allowing one run over seven innings. Billy Butler‘s RBI single in the eighth was the difference. White Sox 6, Cardinals 1: Paul Konerko is batting…

  3. Brian Roberts returning to Orioles after 13-month absence

    Jun 12, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    brian roberts reuters wide

    Brian Roberts hasn’t played a major-league game in 13 months because of multiple concussions and numerous setbacks in his long road to recovery, but the former All-Star second baseman will be in the Orioles’ lineup tonight for the first time since May 16, 2011. After such a long layoff at age 34 his ability level…

  4. Brian Roberts likely to rejoin Orioles on Tuesday

    Jun 10, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

    brian roberts getty

    MASN’s Roch Kubatko shares the good news: The Orioles’ brain trust will meet tomorrow during the off-day and decide whether to activate second baseman Brian Roberts from the 60-day disabled list before Tuesday night’s game against the Pirates at Camden Yards. Roberts must first make it through one final rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Norfolk, but that shouldn’t be…

  5. Not done yet: 49-year-old Jamie Moyer signs with Orioles

    Jun 6, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    Apparently being released by the Rockies last week won’t be the end of the line for Jamie Moyer, as the Orioles have signed the 49-year-old left-hander to a minor-league contract. Moyer will report to Triple-A and join the rotation in Norfolk, which has amassed quite an amazing collection of former big leaguers. In addition to…

  6. Orioles sign Nate McLouth to minor-league contract

    Jun 5, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Nate McLouth

    Released by the Pirates last week after passing through waivers unclaimed, Nate McLouth has signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles. Pittsburgh is on the hook for his entire $1.75 million salary, so Baltimore is merely adding some Triple-A outfield depth and will hope McLouth can show some signs of life for the first time…

  7. Brian Roberts is several weeks from returning to the Orioles

    May 29, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    brian roberts reuters

    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…

  8. Brian Roberts draws two walks in minor league rehab debut

    May 23, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

    brian roberts reuters wide

    From Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun comes word that veteran second baseman Brian Roberts collected a pair of walks in two plate appearances Wednesday night for the Double-A Bowie Baysox. He also scored a run and recorded two defensive assists at second base in the first chapter of what’s sure to be a long…

  9. Zach Britton could be back with the Orioles next week

    May 22, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT

    zach britton getty

    Brian Roberts isn’t the only member of the Orioles’ roster nearing a return after an extended absence. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, left-handed starter Zach Britton could be activated from the disabled list after making just one rehab start — scheduled for Saturday at Double-A Bowie. Britton has been out since the end of…

  10. Brian Roberts to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

    May 22, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

    brian roberts reuters

    Brian Roberts hasn’t appeared in a major league game since last May 16. But that may soon change. According to MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli, Roberts is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday evening with the Double-A Bowie Baysox. The Orioles want to let the veteran second baseman get through a week or two of games before…

  11. Brian Roberts to begin a rehab stint soon

    May 21, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts, Buck Showalter

    Concussions have robbed Roberts of the last two years of his career. Indeed, it’s been over a year since Brian Roberts played baseball, but he is slowly coming back.  Today, however, he suggested that he’s soon to begin a minor league rehab assignment. That would be good news if true. And even if it takes…

  12. It’s been one year since Brian Roberts played for the Orioles

    May 17, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Brian Roberts‘ last game action for the Orioles and concussions have limited the former All-Star second baseman to just 98 total games since the beginning of 2010. Roberts spoke to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun about his year on the sidelines, calling it “extremely hard and very frustrating…

  13. Orioles place Brian Roberts, Zach Britton on disabled list

    Mar 26, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts

    The Orioles made it official on Monday, placing Brian Roberts on the 15-day disabled list with lingering concussion symptoms. Roberts contends he making steady progress, but there is no timetable for his return. The former All-Star hasn’t played since last May. The Orioles plan to have Roberts travel with the team initially. “I told Buck…

  14. Brian Roberts is feeling better

    Mar 21, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts, Adam Jones

    Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has not played baseball since last May due to multiple concussions. And he missed all but 59 games in 2010 for the same reason. Earlier this month the outlook still seemed kinda grim. There is some decent news now, though, as Roberts has continued to work out and is slowly getting back…

  15. Timetable for Brian Roberts’ return from concussion unclear

    Mar 7, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brian Roberts, Buck Showalter

    Brian Roberts hasn’t played since May 16 of last season, but there’s still no timetable for his return from multiple concussions. Roberts has progressed to taking batting practice and fielding ground balls, and Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the second baseman now has more good days than bad days, but that means…

  16. Running down the rosters: Baltimore Orioles

    Feb 23, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    Matt Wieters, Adam Jones

    After sitting out the chase for Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, the Orioles are staring down a fifth straight last-place finish and a seventh consecutive 90-loss season. Such is life in the AL East. Rotation Jason Hammel – R Zach Britton – L Jake Arrieta – R Wei-Yin Chen – L Tommy Hunter – R…

  17. Brandon Phillips on contract talks with Reds: “I haven’t heard anything”

    Feb 22, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    brandon phillips ap

    Brandon Phillips arrived at Reds camp today and naturally got some questions about the status of long-term contract negotiations as the second baseman enters his final season before free agency. Phillips told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that the two sides haven’t talked about a deal since “before Redsfest … it’s been a long…

  18. Orioles will start Robert Andino at second base if Brian Roberts can’t play

    Feb 15, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

    Andino_Robert

    Brian Roberts‘ health status remains in serious question because of last season’s concussion and manager Buck Showalter said yesterday that Robert Andino would likely be the everyday second baseman and might also be the leadoff hitter if Roberts can’t play. Showalter told Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com that he’d ideally like Andino in a utility man…

  19. MLB’s worst position situations: 2012 edition

    Feb 2, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Jason Bourgeois, Jordan Schafer, Brian Bogusevic

    After declaring the Houston Astros in position of the game’s worst rotation earlier today, I thought it’d be fun to look at the rest of the worst. So here are MLB’s most gruesome position situations heading into the 2012 season: Catcher: Dodgers – A.J. Ellis, Matt Treanor, Tim Federowicz The Dodgers let the slugging-heavy Rod Barajas…

  20. The intriguing Baltimore Orioles lineup

    Jan 27, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

    Matt Wieters, Adam Jones

    Or how bad can your team really be when your seven, eight and nine hitters all have a chance to reach 25 homers. This is the Orioles lineup as I currently perceive it: 2B Brian Roberts SS J.J. Hardy RF Nick Markakis CF Adam Jones C Matt Wieters DH Wilson Betemit 1B Mark Reynolds 3B…

  21. Robert Andino gets $1.3 million to skip arbitration with Orioles

    Jan 25, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Andino_Robert

    Cross another name off the list of potential arbitration hearings, as Robert Andino and the Orioles have compromised on a one-year deal. Andino submitted a $1.6 million figure and the Orioles countered at $1 million, and according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun they settled at the $1.3 million midpoint. Andino came into last…

  22. Brian Roberts unlikely to attend fan event due to concussion, but Orioles want him to sign autographs

    Jan 12, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Brian Roberts missed the final four months of last season due to aggravating a concussion suffered in 2010 and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the second baseman is not expected to attend the Orioles’ “fan fest” event as he continues to struggle with post-concussion symptoms 16 months after the initial injury. Roberts…

  23. Torii Hunter: black Dominican players are "imposters"

    Mar 10, 2010, 7:57 AM EDT

    USA Today continues its five-part round table on improving the game, and today they take on a monster: race.  Torii Hunter throws a big freakin’ bomb:   Fans look down from their seats onto the baseball field, see dark-colored skin and might assume they are African-American players. But increasingly, the players instead hail from the…

  24. O's don't rule out outside help for second base

    Mar 9, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    While acknowledging that the Orioles are confident Brian Roberts will be ready for the start of the season, team president Andy MacPhail concedes that he is beginning to worry about the pace of his recovery. “It’s getting to be something that’s on my radar screen, even though at the present time our athletic staff feels…

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