O's Roberts heads back to Florida

March 15, 2010|By Peter Schmuck | Baltimore Sun reporter

Brian Roberts was examined by back specialist Dr. Lee Riley and received an epidural injection today in Baltimore. Now, he's headed back to Sarasota and will need a few more days to see if it has the desired effect.

Club president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said that -- as far as he's concerned -- the situation hasn't changed. He'll continue to explore his options and wait to see if Roberts bounces back in time to start the season.

"We'll just have to wait a couple of days and see how he responds,'' MacPhail said.

None of this should come as a big surprise. The team announced yesterday that he was going to Baltimore to receive an epidural and he would likely be back on Monday night. Roberts was less specific when he talked about the situation on Sunday, but it appears everything went according to the original plan.

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