Orioles 2B Roberts to have season-ending surgery

Associated Press  |  Last updated July 29, 2012
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. Roberts made the announcement Sunday, one day after beginning a rehabilitation assignment with Class A Aberdeen. Roberts says the injury didn't improve in the fashion he would have hoped. He expects to have the operation in the next seven or 10 days. Following a rehabilitation period of four to six months, Roberts intends to work toward returning to the Orioles in 2013. Roberts missed the start of the season with a concussion. He returned on June 12 and got three hits against Pittsburgh, but was batting .182 in 17 games before going on the disabled list July 3. The two-time All-Star has played in only 115 games over the last three seasons.
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