Robert Andino, who has played second base in 56 of the Orioles' first 60 games, was out of the lineup Tuesday, as Brian Roberts returned from the 60-day disabled list. And Andino said he's OK if he's no longer the starter there.
The Orioles are understandably excited to have Brian Roberts back in the lineup for a variety of reasons. He's the quality leadoff hitter they have been missing since he fell out of the lineup last year and his return to the infield frees up versatile Robert Andino to shore up the spotty defense elsewhere.
Orioles optioned infielder Steve Tolleson to Triple-A Norfolk and moved Nolan Reimold from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday to make room for Brian Roberts on the 25-man and 40-man rosters.
The rain's coming down here at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the tarp is on the infield. We're not sure we're going to get tonight's series opener against the Pirates in, but there's still plenty of news coming from the Orioles clubhouse.
Brian Roberts sat down for a lengthy media briefing at 3:30 today to talk about his pending return to the Orioles starting lineup. He has been penciled into the leadoff spot and will play second base in his first major league action in more than a year, provided the rain relents.
Brian Roberts' 20-day injury rehabilitation assignment to the minor leagues ended yesterday, which means that he must either be activated from the 60-day disabled list for tonight's game or the club must get a waiver from Major League Baseball to extend the assignment.
Matt Wieters' 10th-inning opposite-field RBI double gave the Orioles a 5-4 win -- their second walk-off victory in as many days -- over the Phillies on Sunday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd at Camden Yards.
Barring a last-minute setback, all indications are that Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will be activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday before the club's three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Camden Yards.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was mired in an 0-for-18 slump less than 24 hours ago, but you'd never know it now. When he singled off Phillies starter Cliff Lee to start the Orioles' brief two-out rally in the first inning on Sunday, it was his third consecutive hit -- including, of course, his dramatic walkoff homer in the 12th inning on Saturday.
All indications are that -- barring a setback today -- Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will be activated from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday before the club's three-game series against the Pirates at Camden Yards.
Jamie Moyer was close to perfect in his debut for Triple-A Norfolk. The 49-year-old lefty pitched five scoreless innings Saturday at Buffalo, allowing one hit and no walks. He struck out five and picked up the win as the Tides defeated the Bisons, 5-0.
The Orioles' lineup Friday featured Steve Tolleson, usually a utility infielder, in left field for his first start there in his big-league career. Veteran Bill Hall, who just rejoined the team from Triple-A Norfolk, started in right field.
With starting rightfielder Nick Markakis shelved with wrist surgery, making him the eighth Orioles player on the disabled list, manager Buck Showalter had to be creative making Friday night's lineup against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
With his six-year, $85.5 million contract extension official, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones sat between his two bosses — manager Buck Showalter and club executive vice president Dan Duquette — on Sunday and said Baltimore is where he belongs.
Orioles infielder Mark Reynolds (oblique strain) and outfielder Endy Chavez (intercostal strain) played in an extended spring game today and will report to Double-A Bowie to begin minor league rehab assignments tomorrow.
After more than a year of being out of big league baseball while attempting to rise above concussion symptoms, second baseman Brian Roberts is back in the game. He started his rehab assignment Wednesday in Double-A Bowie.
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts got several nice ovations from the small crowd at Prince George's Stadium on Wednesday night as he went through the motions in his first competitive appearance in more than a year.
Orioles beat writer Eduardo A. Encina sat down with Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts before Wednesday game against the Royals to talk about his recovery from multiple concussions and the one-year anniversary of his last game. His head-first slide into first base on May 16, 2011 trigged a second onset of concussion symptoms.
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts knew the significance of Wednesday's date. It marked the one-year anniversary of Roberts' last game, when his headfirst slide at Fenway Park triggered a second wave of concussion symptoms May 16, 2011.
Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold, on the disabled list with a neck injury, said Tuesday that he still is experiencing tingling in his thumb and forearm and weakness in his left shoulder several days after undergoing an epidural injection.
Dana Eveland is likely to start for the Orioles on Friday. The left-hander would slide into Tommy Hunter's spot in the rotation. Also, Zach Phillips was called up from Triple-A Norfolk and Jason Berken was demoted.
By By Dan Connolly and Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun