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Roberts told MASNSports.com that he's not feeling any better or worse than he did on Saturday. He is going to be a major injury-risk play for Week 2 (April 12-18) and more than likely could miss the entire scoring period, especially if he lands on the DL. Keep him reserved until noted otherwise. He is a must-start, when healthy. He's just yet to really get healthy this season.
Roberts (abdomen) said that he and the Orioles' trainers are hopeful that he'll return in four-to-six days, without requiring a DL stint, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
Spin: Ultimately, we'll know more about Roberts' status after he's evaluated again on Sunday, but his availability for the upcoming week definitely appears to be in doubt at this point.
B-Chad wrote:Pedroia's LD rate of 20% is reason to believe he'll maintain a higher BA then Cano. It should also be noted he hits more FB's then Cano, which means that even if he posts a lower HR/FB then Cano, he should come in reasonably close to Cano in HR's
Brian Roberts, 2B, Baltimore Orioles
Roberts’s fantasy owners should start looking for a long-term replacement for the injured second baseman. Roberts saw a back specialist for the second time in four days this week, and while the prognosis wasn’t disastrous, the expected recovery time has changed from a matter of days to a matter of weeks.
Roberts has a herniated disc in his back, a problem that sometimes requires surgery. As of right now, surgery isn’t necessary, but the Orioles are going to take it easy with his rehab program. Another setback could mean Roberts goes under the knife. His fantasy owners can hope he’s back in few weeks, but plan for him to be out through mid-May, and pray that he doesn’t sit until June or later.
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