My favorite current Oriole is now back with the team after missing over a year with post concussion syndrome. Brian Roberts has been out of the Oriole lineup since he re aggravated a concussion by diving back into first base on May 16, 2011 at Fenway Park. After much speculation as to whether he would even be able to play again, Roberts was batting leadoff tonight and went 3-4 with an RBI.
Roberts has always been a catalyst atop the Orioles' batting order, and he has been sorely missed. I'm hoping he is back to stay on the roster, because if he remains healthy and productive for the rest of the season, it will be much like the Orioles pulled off a trade... without giving up anyone. All they need now is to get Nick the Stick and Reimold back and maybe they can continue their winning ways that they have begun the season with.
Welcome back, Brian, you were sorely missed!