Originally written April 06, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts was injured during Thursday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. The veteran had to be assisted off the field, and fans prepared for the worst-possible news considering Roberts’ lengthy injury history. Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun announced yesterday that Roberts was diagnosed with a ruptured tendon in the back of his knee, an injury that is expected to require a recovery period of two to four weeks. Brian Roberts has a ruptured tendon in the back of his knee, looking like 2 to 4 week injury, accoridng to ath trainer Richie Bancells — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) April 5, 2013 Roberts hasn’t been able to catch a break in recent seasons. He appeared set to resume his career this year after having basically his early 30’s seasons taken away from him due to concussions. Roberts signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the O’s prior to the 2010 season. Since then, he’s appeared in 118 games for the club, hitting .248/.311/.344. His batting line prior to the contract was .284/.356/.421. With Roberts on the disabled list, the Orioles will use Ryan Flaherty and Alexi Casilla to fill in at second base. While Roberts was a leadoff man for much of his career, he had hit ninth early this season, so he won’t be as hard to replace in the batting order. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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