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January 14, 2012
It would help readers of The Baltimore Sun to have The Sun investigate more deeply the problems of Brian Roberts ("Roberts likely to miss FanFest," Jan 12). We all know there is something wrong here, but no one wants to talk about it. What are we hiding? What are we covering up? To continue to pass this problem off as a result of a concussion seems odd to some of us - I say this gingerly because I am a big fan of Brian - but I think that he may be hurting. To read in today's paper that he will not be able to attend FanFest because "doctors had advised him that the event could cause further stress" and have this followed by the comments of General Manager Dan Duquette just shows the confusion in discussing the Brian Roberts issue.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
NEW YORK -- Much of the attention heading into the Orioles' series finale against the New York Yankees on Wednesday night shined squarely on Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka making his first start in pinstripes at Yankee Stadium, but the Orioles managed to steal the New York spotlight with a late-inning rally fitting of a Broadway crescendo. The Orioles broke open a tie game with two runs in the ninth inning off Yankees interim closer Shawn Kelley - a rally fueled by the bottom of the lineup - to propel themselves to a 5-4 win in front of an announced crowd of 39,412.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2012
Let me begin by saying I am not in the land of sunshine and swaying palm trees, watching the Orioles work out in Sarasota, Fla. No, I'm here in sunny Baltimore, where I curse on the days I scrape ice off the car windshield and where I get most of my Orioles news from the outstanding reporting of The Sun's Eduardo A. Encina and my buddy Peter Schmuck. Still, like everyone who follows the O's, I am riveted by the Brian Roberts saga. Will he be able to play this season after suffering those horrible concussion symptoms?
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
TAMPA -- For the first time in his major league career, Brian Roberts faced the Orioles as an opponent on Tuesday night  Roberts, who spent 15 years in an Orioles uniform and was the face of the franchise for several of them, played his first game against his former team as a member of the New York Yankees. The 36-year-old Roberts signed a one-year, $2-million deal with the Yankees in the offseason. In the Orioles' exhibition game against the Yankees, Roberts started at second base and batting cleanup.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
Those searching for clarity - and answers - from Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts' presence at the club's first full-squad workout Friday were given few. Sidelined since May when a slide into first base triggered a second set of concussion symptoms, Roberts' baseball future remains uncertain . On Friday morning, Roberts took part in pre-workout activities with his teammates at the Ed Smith Stadium Complex, an act that was undecided until...
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By Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
The longest tenured Oriole left for pinstripes. Veteran second baseman Brian Roberts, who has played his entire 13-year career with the Orioles and has been the face of the franchise through many of those seasons, has agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million plus incentives with the rival New York Yankees, according to an industry source. The 36-year-old Roberts, who completed a four-year, $40-million deal this past season, didn't return multiple calls Tuesday, but in September, he told The Baltimore Sun that he wanted to end his career with the Orioles.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2013
Brian Roberts, who has never appeared in a playoff game in his lengthy his career, did his part in the fourth inning Friday night to bring a playoff atmosphere to Camden Yards. Facing the Oakland A's, whom the Orioles trail by three games for the second AL wild-card berth, Roberts gave his team the lead in the fourth inning with the sixth grand slam of his career, a shot over the scoreboard in right field. The grand slam chased Oakland starter Dan Straily and gave the Orioles a 6-3 lead.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2012
Brian Roberts will begin his rehab assignment Wednesday night at Double-A Bowie against Richmond. The Orioles made the announcement a few minutes ago. Roberts (concussion symptoms) has not played since May 16, 2011, against the Boston Red Sox. He likely will play only a few innings Wednesday. He is expected to speak with reporters at 7 p.m. tonight.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, who is on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain, is walking without a limp but has yet to resume baseball activities. Roberts needed to be carried off the field after a stolen base April 4 at Tampa Bay, and he went on the DL the next day. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said it would be a reach to think Roberts will be ready to return when he's first eligible to be activated on April 20. “It's going to be a challenge for him,” Showalter said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is still considering his options after receiving a second opinion on his injured hip earlier this week, a club source said. Roberts was disagnosed with a right labral hip tear after returning to Baltimore from the west coast for an MRA. Roberts visited a hip specialist in Atlanta to seek a second opinion. Roberts is deciding whether he will opt for surgery, which would take at least two months of recovery time, or try to rehab the injury on his own. The 34-year-old Roberts made an emotional return from a 13-month absence from multiple concussions last month, but his return lasted just 17 games.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
Longtime Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, who signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the rival New York Yankees, met with the New York media for the first time this spring on Monday in Tampa. Roberts spoke fondly of his days in Baltimore, saying he thought he'd play his entire career in an Orioles uniform. He said he's spoken to several former Orioles teammates since joining the Yankees. “I always envisioned myself being an Oriole for my career,” Roberts told Yankees reporters.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
Now that longtime Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has departed to wear the pinstripes of the New York Yankees, Ryan Flaherty finally has the opportunity to become an everyday major league player. Several candidates could fill the vacancy at second base, including trade acquisition Jemile Weeks and top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop, but the 27-year-old Flaherty is undoubtedly the leading candidate for the role. Flaherty also could shift across the diamond to start the season if All-Star third baseman Manny Machado isn't back from left knee surgery in time for Opening Day. But ultimately Flaherty's future is at second base, and this season offers the utility player his first opportunity for regular playing time.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
While writing Monday's blog entry about Brian Roberts' thoughts on leaving the Orioles , I more than once halted my typing when referring to the New York Yankees. I wanted to call them the Orioles' chief rival, and I suppose that is true since the Orioles seemingly have always been gunning for the Bronx Bombers. But rivalry is a two-way street, and we know the Yankees' chief rival is the Boston Red Sox. Then I nearly called the Yankees the Orioles' most despised rival.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Despite the reality that he will not spend his entire career in Baltimore, former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts said Monday that he believes his baseball-playing legacy will always be tied to his 13 seasons at Camden Yards. "I don't think I ever shied away from the fact that I thought that was a very special thing to be able to do - there are not a whole lot of players that can say they played 13 or 14 years in the league and all in one city with one team, one organization," said Roberts, who signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the New York Yankees this winter.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
I had a chance to talk today to former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, who signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the rival New York Yankees. Roberts, 36, can make up to $4.6 million total in 2014 if he reaches 650 plate appearances (it's an escalating bonus scale that starts at 250 plate appearances). He is coming off a four-year, $40 million contract extension with the Orioles, the organization that selected him as a supplemental first-round pick in the 1999 first-year player draft.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
In his first public interview since signing with the division-rival New York Yankees, former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts had stinging words for Orioles fans. In a phone interview with the YES Network on Tuesday night, Roberts said that the Yankees “didn't need a whole lot of sales pitch” in order to draw him to New York and added that, “as a kid, I think so many of us dream of putting that [Yankees] uniform on at some point.” Not what you necessarily expect to hear from a player who spent his entire career in an Orioles uniform before leaving town for pinstripes.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2012
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts describes his new batting helmet as “function over looks.” Roberts, who played his first major league game in nearly 13 months Tuesday after battling multiple concussions, is wearing a helmet with double ear flaps to add protection at the plate and on the basepaths. “The double ear flap looks funny, doesn't it?” Roberts said before Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh. “I just decided, 'Why take a chance of getting hit on the side that doesn't have a flap.' It's their newest version.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
New Orioles right-hander Liam Hendriks doesn't have very many fond memories of Baltimore. The 24-year-old Australian started for the Minnesota Twins in the Orioles' home opener last season and saw an early three-run lead disappear quickly. He lasted just 4 2/3 innings and watched from the dugout as Chris Davis hit a grand-slam to give the Orioles a 9-5 win. That probably still doesn't compare to the beginning of Hendriks' 2012 season in Baltimore. He had pitched well in the spring, going 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA to earn a rotation spot.
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Sports Digest | January 15, 2014
Lacrosse Bayhawks make trade to bring Peyser home The Chesapeake Bayhawks acquired Major League Lacrosse standout and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Stephen Peyser on Tuesday in a trade with the Ohio Machine. The Machine will receive the Bayhawks' 2015 second-round college draft pick as well as their 2015 first-round supplemental draft pick. Peyser, a six-year veteran in the league, has played in a total of 70 games, scoring 103 goals and assisting on 18. Peyser, 6 feet 2, played 13 games for the New York Lizards, scoring 13 goals and adding two assists.
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