Bad news for the Orioles and Brian Roberts, it appears that the concussion symptoms that he suffered sliding into first base against the Red Sox are still lingering. Roberts saw a specialist in Pittsburgh who advised no baseball activity for two more weeks. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said “it could be longer.”
For now the Orioles have replaced Roberts at leadoff with Felix Pie and in the field with Robert Andino. MacPhail told MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli hat the O’s will “continue to look at other options, internally and externally.”
The big question is, who could be on the Orioles radar to fill Roberts’ spot?