As if the Orioles needed any more health questions, they have another one as second baseman Brian Roberts has been suffering from headaches since he slid headfirst into first base after his infield single to lead off Monday's game. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Roberts will see team doctors today, and he's not in the lineup. Obviously, this is rather alarming with the issues that Roberts had with concussions last season.

First baseman Derrek Lee (strained left oblique) is feeling better today and he said he's not resigned to going on the disabled list. Lee is hoping to talk team officials out of it, and there is a possibility that the club will give him a couple of days to see how he responds before putting him on the DL.

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Infielder Cesar Izturis will be placed on the DL if there is a game tonight. Izturis has been experiencing numbness in two of the fingers on his throwing hand. He said it's related to the Tommy John surgery he had in 2005. Basically, the club is considering three options with Izturis, and one of them is surgery, which could keep him on the DL for two or three months.

Both Brandon Snyder and Troy Patton are here awaiting word on whether they'll be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. Showalter essentially said that if there is a game tonight, Snyder would be activated and take Izturis' roster spot. If Lee also goes to the DL, then Patton would likely be recalled.

UPDATE: Izturis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Friday, and Snyder has been called up.

The Orioles' rotation will stay on turn through the weekend against the Washington Nationals. That means Brad Bergesen on Friday, Jake Arrieta on Saturday and Chris Tillman on Sunday.

Showalter said Alfredo Simon will make another rehab start this weekend. Brian Matusz will also make a rehab start Saturday at Double-A Bowie or Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles are hoping to put him in the best weather situation possible, so they are holding off a decision on where he'll pitch.

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