Roberts out all Friday

Brian Roberts will not be available for either of Friday’s doubleheader games against the Tigers, as manager Buck Showalter reported that the second baseman is still dealing with headache-type symptoms.

“[He’s] about the same, not the improvement we had hoped to see,” Showalter said of Roberts, who was a late scratch from Tuesday’s game against the Rays. “[It’s] a day-to-day thing with him.”

Roberts saw a doctor on Thursday and did some running on the field prior to the Orioles batting practice, with head athletic trainer Richard Bancells overseeing his exertion. 

“It didn’t go well enough for us to feel like he was a player in the first game,” Showalter said. “I just don’t see that improving enough all of the sudden between games to where he plays the second one. We’ll see where he is [for Saturday].”

When asked if the headaches stemmed from a particular incident, Showalter said he’d prefer to have Roberts talk more about the specifics. Roberts was not available to the media prior to Friday’s game.

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