RYAN ROBERTS RUMORS & GOSSIP
Tampa Bay Rays utility man Ryan Roberts is sporting some pretty slick batting gloves this spring.The 32-year-old flashed his pair of Rays-inspired hitting aides in front of an MLB.com camera on Monday. And judging by the look of them, Roberts will be able to grip just about anything that comes his way this season. Needless to say, even Spiderman is impressed.Via MLB.com
Ryan Roberts certainly made a good impression on his new Tampa Bay Rays teammates. After arriving in the Camden Yards visitors' clubhouse around 5 p.m., Roberts started at third base in his Rays debut, homering and reaching base two other times in Tampa Bay's 10-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles. "I just wanted to come over and blend in and do my part," Roberts...
The Arizona Diamondbacks traded infielder Ryan Roberts to the Tampa Bay Rays late Tuesday night after designating him for assignment hours earlier.
Roberts, known as ''Tat Man'' for his multitude of tattoos, was expected to join the Rays on Wednesday.
Arizona received Double-A infielder Tyler Bortnick from Tampa Bay.
Roberts was Arizona's regular third baseman...
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July 24, 2012
Arizona has designated infielder Ryan Roberts for assignment, ending the Diamondbacks portion of the career of a popular player known to fans as ''Tat Man'' for his multitude of tattoos.
The team activated shortstop John McDonald from the disabled list to take Roberts' spot on the roster.
Teams can claim Roberts on waivers, but in the meantime the Diamondbacks...
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July 24, 2012
PHOENIX -- Third baseman Ryan Roberts, a surprising and key contributor to the Diamondbacks' 2011 National League West championship season, was designated for assignment on Tuesday.
His spot on the 25-man roster was filled by infielder John McDonald, who was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list following a rehabilitation assignment.
Roberts, 31, was hitting .252 with nine...
PHOENIX -- From early on Friday it appeared the Diamondbacks were in for a long night, buried by starter Daniel Hudson's six-run second inning. Little by little, though, the D-backs dug out, and third baseman Ryan Roberts gave the team a moment to build on.
Roberts' three-run walk off home run in the ninth inning sent the D-backs to their third straight win, 9-8 over the...
The Arizona Diamondbacks held one of the stranger giveaways of the season on Saturday. In honor of heavily-tattooed infielder Ryan Roberts, the team gave away tattoo sleeves (seen above) to the first 20,000 fans in attendance.
Roberts had a career season for the D-Backs last year, bashing a career-high 19 home runs with 65 RBIs. He began being called “Tatman” because of all...
PHOENIX -- Before Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson shared his observation that struggling third baseman Ryan Roberts has seemed much calmer in recent days and ready to get back to being the key contributor he was last season.
Despite the D-backs 7-2 loss Wednesday, which completed a three-game sweep, Roberts showed signs this...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson on Monday seemed to suggest the situation at third base might not be as clear cut as it appeared when asked if Ryan Roberts and Geoff Blum might share time there, but Gibson's comments Tuesday cleared things up.
"Ryan Roberts is my third baseman," Gibson said when asked if the situation at third base might be fluid...
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PHOENIX The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that they have avoided arbitration and agreed to terms with All-Star catcher Miguel Montero and infielder Ryan Roberts on one-year contracts.
Montero, 28, was named to his first National League All-Star Team in 2011 and led all NL catchers with a .471 slugging percentage, 36 doubles, 55 extra-base hits and 86 RBI. Montero hit ...