UPDATE: Brian Roberts will be out 2-4 weeks due to a ruptured tendon in the back of his knee, according to an Orioles trainer.
Roberts has officially been placed on the DL. Infielder Yamaico Navarro has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.
Original story below…
It didn’t take long for Brian Roberts to get injured.
In just the second game of the season on Thursday, the Orioles second baseman hurt his hamstring while stealing second base in the ninth inning.
The O’s ended up beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3, but most fans were more concerned about B-Rob’s latest injury.
Roberts, who only played in 17 games last season thanks to various injuries, said he felt something “pop” behind his right knee as he was running the bases.
O’s manager Buck Showalter said his infielder would be reassessed on Friday in Baltimore, where the team will face the Minnesota Twins in their home opener.
Roberts was seen favoring his leg while walking around in the clubhouse after the game.