In Roberts' sunny world, no deal is not a big deal

Work continues on second baseman's extension

March 11, 2007|By Roch Kubatko | Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Brian Roberts leaned forward at his locker yesterday and dug a spoon into his yogurt parfait, a healthy breakfast alternative that matches the healthy attitude he brings into the clubhouse each morning. He laughed at a failed prank by one of his teammates, and hardly bore the look of a man who's stressed about his financial future.

Another day passed without Roberts signing a contract extension. He marked the occasion by collecting singles in his only two trips to the plate and stealing a base in the Orioles' 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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