Brian Roberts has returned to the Baltimore Orioles after being out for 13 months with a concussion.
The Orioles planned to activate the two-time All-Star second baseman from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday. He was penciled into the lineup at his customary leadoff spot against the Pittsburgh Pirates - although wet weather threatened to delay Roberts' season debut for at least one day.
Roberts hasn't played since May 16, 2011. There were times over the past year when he wondered if he would ever live a normal life, let alone play another baseball game.
Roberts fought headaches and dizziness for months before shaking off the symptoms of multiple concussions. Now, after going through a rehabilitation stretch in the minor leagues, he's ready to resume his big league career.