Roberts drops by the Yards; activation pending? (updated)
While the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays were playing Wednesday afternoon, injured second baseman Brian Roberts briefly stopped into the home clubhouse and dropped off a shipment of bats.
He had been at Double-A Bowie, which had a morning game. Roberts had an RBI single in four at-bats Wednesday and is 6-for-14 (.429 average) in three games with the Baysox.
Will he play any more games there?
Well, the fact that he dropped off some bats of his is an indication he might not. He also said this week that he thought he would be ready after about 15 at-bats. He has had 14.
Roberts was supposed to have Thursday off and then play Friday and Saturday at Bowie. But, knowing Roberts, he wants to be back playing in the big leagues and will push toward that goal.
One thing we know for sure is that he won't be activated Thursday.
But it is possible he could be activated Friday.
When asked about that speculation, one Orioles official said it was “premature.”