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.