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Ryan Adams

Orioles still unsure whether Roberts will be ready by spring

The refrain was the same from both Orioles manager Buck Showalter and new club executive vice president Dan Duquette. They are holding out hope that leadoff hitter and second baseman Brian Roberts will be able to return to his all-star form in 2012. But both men admit it's impossible to predict if Roberts will be on the field, since he has played in just 98 games in the past two seasons, primarily because of concussion symptoms. "We don't have any reason to think one way or another. This is an inexact thing. I can't sit here and act like I'm an expert on concussions," Showalter said Monday. "We'd love to have him back playing for us. I'm as...