Roberts' groin injury needs some time to heal

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles placed second baseman Brian Roberts
on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and recalled infielder Brandon Fahey from Triple-A Ottawa.

Roberts suffered a left groin strain Saturday, and his hip also
had been bothering him. He is batting .330 with no homers, 13 RBI and nine stolen bases in 24 games.

"We feel like he's probably 10 days away, at least," manager
Sam Perlozzo said. "This is a situation where we need Brian for
the long haul."

Roberts was one of four Orioles who dealt with injuries on what
Javy Lopez jokingly called "Black Saturday."

Shortstop Miguel Tejada, who left Saturday's game early because
of a sore left knee that he hyperextended Friday, started Sunday at
designated hitter to keep his consecutive games streak alive at 944.

"The main thing he was having problems with was out in the
field," Perlozzo said. "We'll probably have to give him a couple
of days of DHing and see if that doesn't help him out a little

Lopez, Baltimore's primary designated hitter, experienced upper
back spasms while warming up for Saturday's game. Perlozzo said he
expected Lopez to miss a few days.

"Compared to yesterday, it's [better]," Lopez said. "I
thought I was going to be out for a while."

The Orioles put Fahey into the lineup against Seattle
left-hander Jamie Moyer, batting ninth. Fahey singled to left in
the third inning in his first major league at-bat. The hit was part
of a long day for the rookie, who had to take a 3 a.m. flight out
of Ottawa and made it to Baltimore about 90 minutes before the

Kevin Millar expects to be out two to three days with a bruised
right wrist suffered when he got hit by a pitch Saturday.