Roberts to get 3rd Epidural

BALTIMORE–Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will get an epidural in his lower back Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla. after extensive tests on the area came back negative.

Roberts announced the news during a call-in segment on the Scott Garceau Show on Thursday, and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail confirmed the plan in a text message.

Roberts also told the show that he hoped to get back into games at some point this year, despite his lengthy list of setbacks. Roberts has already had two epidural injections and is on the 60-day disabled list with a herniated disc in his lower back.  He had been progressing well enough to start a schedule to get into extended spring games in Sarasota, Fla. but he was scratched from his initial contest with “unrelated back pain” and hasn’t played since.

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Tough news. It is looking more and more like he will be lost for the season. Roberts continues to battle injuries. He would still have value as a DH down the road if he can’t field this year. Too bad. We could really use his presence in the line up.

If you count games, Weiters is just entering his second season in the league. Sophmore adjustments. Still his defensive game is coming together. He just needs time to make similar adjustments at the plate. I still think he will be a 30 home run and 100 RBI guy. We just need to be patient. Like that they have moved him down in the line-up to take some pressure off of him.

” I still think he will be a 30 home run and 100 RBI guy.”

I hope you are correct it took Gary Carter 4 years to hit 31 homers in a season. We need some hitting.

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