Roberts signs four-year extension

Updated: February 21, 2009, 12:12 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts had a $40 million contract extension waiting for him to sign after Friday's workout. Typical of the attitude he brings to the team, he insisted first on running sprints in the outfield.

Everything else could wait.

With his cardio exercises done, Roberts scribbled his name on a new four-year deal, which begins in 2010. He already was due $8 million this year and would have been eligible for free agency after ...

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