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Orioles put Brian Roberts on paternity list; activate Steve Johnson

By Dan Connolly

The Baltimore Sun

6:47 PM EDT, August 2, 2013

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Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has been placed on the three-day paternity list and the club has activated pitcher Steve Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

Roberts was in the hospital Friday with his wife, who was about to give birth to the couple’s first child, a son.

Johnson had been on the disabled list since June 6 with a left oblique strain. The St. Paul's alum will be in the bullpen Friday. Johnson was 1-1 with a 8.49 ERA in five games this year for the Orioles. He was scheduled to continue his rehab at Double-A Bowie.

Ryan Flaherty is starting at second base in place of Roberts, who is hitting .245 in 30 games with the Orioles.