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March 14, 2011

Updates on Roberts, Duchscherer, Lee

Some pieces of news coming from Buck Showalter’s meeting with the media.

Second baseman Brian Roberts is having an MRI on his ailing back at 3:30 this afternoon. He will meet with his specialist tomorrow at 9 a.m. and go over the results. It’s the same doctor who worked with Roberts in 2010.

Right-handed pitcher Justin Duchscherer is having a MRA on his left hip at 4 p.m. today. He has already been to the chiropractor this morning. An MRA, for those who want to know, is like a MRI except arthrogram dye is injected into the joint. It gives a more specific readout -- if the dye spills out, it is an indication of damage.

First baseman Derrek Lee (right wrist) hit off a tee today. Tomorrow, he will hit soft toss with the hopes of live batting practice tomorrow.

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Posted by Dan Connolly at 11:27 AM | | Comments (5)


Reminds me of Dr Zachery Smith from "Lost In Space" Oh, the pain, my delicate back!

Is Brian Roberts going to continue to lie to us about the extent of his injuries just like he repeatedly lied to us about his steroid use? Steroids have destroyed Roberts' body, that's why his body has been breaking down so rapidly during his early 30s. Roberts is a confirmed steroid user and a confirmed liar. He is not to be trusted and he is probably done as a full time player.

Alan, you got some sort of vendatta against robber, you go on every blog with this nonsense. We get it he did steroids, get over it...

Don't sugar coat it Alan....tell us how you REALLY feel!

I think Robts should have had that back surgery last year.

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

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