Orioles 2B Roberts still out with back spasms
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, sidelined this
week because of back spasms, will have an MRI exam on Saturday.
After the Orioles’ 13-6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on
Friday, manager Buck Showalter said Roberts saw a specialist and
was given some ”trigger-point injections.”
Roberts missed most of last season with a herniated disk in his
back and a concussion. He slid headfirst into first base on Monday
night against the New York Yankees and has not played since. He
said Wednesday that he may have aggravated the condition.
Showalter said that he hoped the second baseman would be
available for the season opener at Tampa Bay on April 1.
”We’re at a stage in spring training where we have
opportunities,” Showalter said. ”Time is on our side.”
Roberts has played in four games, and Showalter said he can’t
see playing him again until at least Tuesday.