MacPhail says it's too early to be concerned about Roberts
Orioles President of Baseball Operations Andy MacPhail said that the team is not worried about Brian Roberts even as the veteran second baseman missed a third straight workout today because of a stiff neck.
“I don’t have any information to suggest it’s a concern at this present time,” MacPhail said.
Roberts woke up Wednesday morning with a sore neck. He had X-rays taken, but it was diagnosed as muscle spasms. Roberts said he didn’t think the discomfort was related to the herniated disk in his lower back, which limited him to 59 games last year.
MacPhail said that as of now, no further tests are planned on Roberts, whose condition has steadily improved. He also said that he’s hopeful that the leadoff hitter will rejoin workouts tomorrow.
“It’s Feb. 25. We have a long way to go,” MacPhail said.
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