Brian Roberts RUMORS & NEWS

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Because so many have asked, here's the answer. #Orioles appear to have no interest in bringing back 2B Brian Roberts, who is a free agent

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Drew is replacing Brian Roberts, who will be DFA

  • Yankees' Brian Roberts leaves with knee wrapped

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts appeared a little banged up after Friday's 7-0 win over the A's. Roberts' knee was wrapped and he appeared to be walking gingerly around the clubhouse. When a reporter said Roberts wouldn't be be seen limping Saturday, Roberts said, "I can't promise..." June 14

  • Roberts’ first homer lifts Yankees after bullpen blows it

    New York Post "Yangervis Solarte drew first blood from Hiroki Kuroda with a fielding error that led to two unearned runs. Next it was Shawn Kelley flushing Kuroda’s win with a blown save in the eighth inning. Surely, Kuroda’s gem would be lost in a defeat because that’s what happens to teams in a rut. Yet, it..." May 07

  • Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts signs with Yankees

    Baltimore Sun "The longest tenured Oriole looks like he has left for pinstripes. Veteran second baseman Brian Roberts, who has played his entire 13-year career with the Orioles and has been the face of the franchise through many of those seasons, has agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million plus incentives..." December 17

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    #Yankees have talked to Brian Roberts agent. Could just be kicking the ol' tires. I hear they need a second baseman.

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Duquette didn't close door on Brian Roberts return but likes in house candidates for 2B. Flaherty especially #Orioles

  • Orioles taking it slow with their free agents so far this offseason

    Baltimore Sun "There's always some impatience by baseball fans shortly after the regular season ends and before free agency really gets going. And the Orioles' brass has been doing things -- most specifically, interviewing candidates for the club’s vacant pitching coach position. But as for some of the other..." October 29

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Roberts expected to come off DL this weekend for NYY series. Buck said Roberts will be regular second baseman

  • Brian Roberts hopes his stay in Norfolk doesn't last long

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, who is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A Norfolk, hopes his stay there is a short one. Roberts hasn't played in a game since the third game of the regular season, when he injured his right hamstring sliding on a successful..." June 24

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Chen pain free w 25 tosses at 60 and 75 feet. Will repeat that tmrw. Betemit also hit in the cages, w Roberts, for first time today.

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    Brian Roberts has been transferred from 15-Day to 60-Day disabled list.

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Brian Roberts is now riding a stationary bike in Sarasota.

  • Brian Roberts seeing specialist for lingering hamstring injury

    Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts’ continuing injury saga will take on another chapter today when the Orioles second baseman visits a hamstring specialist in Dallas to determine why he is not responding as quickly as he had hoped after rupturing a tendon behind his right knee April 4. Orioles manager Buck..." May 08

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Brian Roberts (hamstring) started light jogging in Fla. Had been working out on pool treadmil previously. No timetable set 4 return

  • Brian Roberts out 2-4 weeks with ruptured knee tendon

    Hardball Talk "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..." April 05

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    Dan Connolly @

    Brian Roberts will be batting ninth for Opening Day and the time being says for him the only difference between batting first and ninth is that you hit an hour later.

  • Orioles thoughts and observations on Matusz, Gausman, Roberts and McCutchen

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz’s five-inning, one-run outing on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers continues to make this spring battle for the No. 5 rotation spot tight with less than two weeks to go in big league camp. On Tuesday, Matusz was very aggressive in pounding the..." March 20

  • Ayala Declines WBC; Roberts’ Buildup Continues

    Birds Watcher "Spring Training has been going on for one week tomorrow, and I already need a calculator to figure out how often fans on Internet discussion boards have asked if Brian Roberts will be the Baltimore Orioles’ Opening Day second baseman. The best answer thus far, with not even an intrasquad game..." February 18

  • Roberts' health the main factor in the Orioles' battle at second base

    Baltimore Sun "On the eve of the first full workout of the spring, Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts stood in front of his locker and gave one of the first proclamations of camp. Roberts, who has been limited to 115 games over the past three seasons by various injuries, was asked about the logjam at the..." February 17

  • Brian Roberts had surgery for sports hernia last month

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts had surgery in December to repair a sports hernia but says he is fully recovered and is already back doing baseball activities. The 35-year-old Roberts, who underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip in August, had been rehabbing since..." January 17

  • Is this the last chance for Brian Roberts?

    CSN Baltimore "Sometimes it seems as if Brian Roberts dominates spring training. It's not his desire, but somehow it always seems to happen. When Roberts makes the short trip from his winter home in Sarasota to the Orioles spring training headquarters where he's already been working out, he makes..." January 02

  • Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts opts for season-ending hip surgery

    Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts knew going into his minor league rehab assignment with short-season Class-A Aberdeen that it might be the last few innings of baseball he would play this season. A second opinion on the torn labrum in his right hip gave the second baseman optimism that he might be able to return..." July 30

  • Brian Roberts opts for season-ending surgery

    Baltimore Sun "After testing his injured right hip in a minor league rehab game on Saturday, Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has opted to have season-ending surgery to repair a labrum tear in the hip. "It just hasn't responded the way we were hoping it would," Roberts said before Sunday's game against..." July 29

  • Brian Roberts still weighing options on injured hip

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is still considering his options after receiving a second opinion on his injured hip earlier this week, a club source said. Roberts was disagnosed with a right labral hip tear after returning to Baltimore from the west coast for an MRA. Roberts visited a hip..." July 12

  • Brian Roberts may need surgery

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles received bad news regarding the health of second baseman Brian Roberts on Friday. The results of an MRA taken Thursday revealed that Roberts has a right hip labral tear. It is a tear in the cartilage that surrounds the outside of the hip bone. The injury would likely require..." July 07

  • Orioles to place second baseman Brian Roberts on disabled list

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles are placing second baseman Brian Roberts on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain, manager Buck Showalter said before Tuesday's game against the Mariners. Roberts was out of the lineup Monday with groin soreness and the Orioles were awaiting results of an MRI up until..." July 04

  • Charlie Sheen chimes in on BRob's comeback

    Baltimore Sun "If you doubt that just about everyone on earth was rooting for Brian Roberts to make a successful comeback from multiple concussions, the proof is in these words of encouragement that popped on Twitter an hour before BRob made his second start at second base. Actor Charlie Sheen tweeted: Myself..." June 14

  • Brian Roberts: New helmet looks funny, but serves function

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts describes his new batting helmet as "function over looks." Roberts, who played his first major league game in nearly 13 months Tuesday after battling multiple concussions, is wearing a helmet with double ear flaps to add protection at the plate and on the..." June 14

  • Brian Roberts was good on the field, great in the interview room

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts went 3-for-4 with one RBI in his first big-league baseball game in more than a year after being sidelined with recurring concussion symptoms. As good as he was on the field Tuesday, his performance may have been even better in the news conference..." June 13

  • Happy to be back? That's an understatement for Brian Roberts

    Baltimore Sun "For much of the past year, Brian Roberts has kept his deepest, darkest fears out of public view, choosing instead to put up a stoic front and sidestep any request to speculate about his painfully slow recovery from a pair of concussions. Only in the past few weeks has he begun to shed any light..." June 13

  • Roberts makes it a memorable return with three hits in an 8-6 Orioles victory

    Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts had never been the recipient of a postgame shaving cream pie — the ones Orioles center fielder Adam Jones now ceremoniously delivers to unsuspecting daily heroes while they do interviews on the field after big wins. That changed after Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates..." June 13

  • Brian Roberts expected to be activated from disabled list Tuesday

    Baltimore Sun "Barring a last-minute setback, all indications are that Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will be activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday before the club's three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Camden Yards. Roberts' 20-day minor league rehab assignment window closes..." June 11

  • Brian Roberts' comeback tour looks promising in Bowie

    Baltimore Sun "The long, strange odyssey of Brian Roberts continues. On Sunday, the rehab tour of the Orioles' second baseman had him at Prince George's Stadium, one of those new-ish minor league ballparks that somehow manages to feel like something out of "Bull Durham" at the same time. (My favorite..." June 04

  • Brian Roberts to finish minor league rehab assignment with week on the road with Norfolk

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have planned out the remainder of second baseman Brian Roberts' minor league rehab assignment, and he will complete his assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on the road. "We talked about really wanting to finish up competition-wise in Triple-A," Showalter said. "That's tentative if we..." May 29

  • Brian Roberts says he's closer than ever to returning

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts knew the significance of Wednesday's date. It marked the one-year anniversary of Roberts' last game, when his headfirst slide at Fenway Park triggered a second wave of concussion symptoms May 16, 2011. Roberts said Wednesday that he has thought about the..." May 17

  • Orioles 2B Brian Roberts will head north with team, but start season on DL

    Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts' long road of recovery from multiple concussions will take him with the Orioles' travel party when spring training camp breaks next week, he said Monday. But the second baseman will still begin the season on the disabled list. The latter isn't a surprise. Roberts hasn't played in..." March 27

  • Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts takes another step forward

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts' work this spring has been confined to the back fields of the Ed Smith Stadium complex, but on Tuesday he took a considerable step forward in his recovery from multiple concussions by participating in pre-game batting practice and fielding drills before the..." March 14

  • Orioles 2B Brian Roberts progressing, but next step in recovery unclear

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts said Wednesday morning that he has more good days than bad in his recovery from multiple concussions. Roberts is gradually beginning to do more baseball work on the back fields of the Ed Smith Stadium Complex. He's begun taking live batting practice from..." March 07

  • Brian Roberts: the drama that never ends

    Baltimore Sun "Let me begin by saying I am not in the land of sunshine and swaying palm trees, watching the Orioles work out in Sarasota, Fla. No, I'm here in sunny Baltimore, where I curse on the days I scrape ice off the car windshield and where I get most of my Orioles news from the outstanding reporting of..." February 28

  • Brian Roberts stays focused on small goals

    Baltimore Sun "Those searching for clarity— and answers —from Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts' presence at the club's first full-squad workout Friday were given few. Sidelined since May when a slide into first base triggered a second set of concussion symptoms, Roberts' baseball future remains uncertain..." February 25

  • Showalter calls Brian Roberts' progress 'encouraging'

    Baltimore Sun "Second baseman Brian Roberts will be in uniform when the Orioles take the field for their first full-squad workout Friday at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, but it remains to be seen how much he will be able to participate in the early drills. Manager Buck Showalter met with him on the field..." February 24

  • Orioles notes: Roberts emerges, works on hitting

    Baltimore Sun "As Orioles position players continue to trickle in ahead of the club's first full workout Friday, one player has been noticeably absent from the team's clubhouse. And given the concussion symptoms that have limited second baseman Brian Roberts to 98 games the past two seasons, he is one of the..." February 22

  • Agent: Roberts following doctor's orders

    Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts' decision not to attend next weekend's FanFest because the event could have an adverse effect on his slow recovery from a concussion has again made the Orioles second baseman a target of criticism. But, according to Roberts' agent, the 34-year-old is simply following doctor's..." January 13

  • Orioles' Roberts 'highly doubtful' to attend FanFest

    Baltimore Sun "Because of lingering symptoms of a concussion suffered 16 months ago, Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts most likely will be skipping next weekend's FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center. A club source said it was "highly doubtful" Roberts, who played in just 39 games in 2011 because of..." January 12

  • Roberts taking things 'day by day'

    Baltimore Sun "Among the Orioles attending the annual children's holiday party at Dave & Buster's at the Arundel Mills Mall on Tuesday was second baseman Brian Roberts, who is attempting to come back from a concussion that limited him to just 39 games in 2011. "I'm just going day by day trying to do a little..." December 14

  • Showalter says he's unsure whether Brian Roberts will be ready for spring training

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles manager Buck Showalter touched on a number of subjects during his sit-down with the national media on Monday, including the status of second baseman Brian Roberts and the likely composition of the infield next season. Showalter said the reports he is getting in his periodic..." December 06

  • After concussions shattered a season, Brian Roberts sees recovery ahead

    Baltimore Sun "Just over a year ago, on Sept. 27, 2010, the Orioles were leading the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-0, in the ninth inning of a largely meaningless road game when second baseman Brian Roberts came to the plate. He felt prepared for the at-bat, and believed reliever Joaquin Benoit would throw him a..." November 23

  • Emotional Brian Roberts acknowledges 2011 return to Orioles not looking good

    Baltimore Sun "It is only about a 45-minute ride from Brian Roberts' house in Sarasota to Tropicana Field, but the trip represented yet another difficult hurdle in the veteran second baseman's return from a concussion. "It was a huge step for me to get in the car," said Roberts, whose voice cracked several..." September 03

  • Brian Roberts says he's making progress

    Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts still isn't ready to give a timetable for his return to the Orioles' lineup, but the veteran second baseman feels like he is making legitimate progress for the first time since starting to experience concussion symptoms May 16. Roberts, who will be out at least through the..." June 28