Roberts wants to return to Orioles

Updated: July 23, 2010, 12:21 AM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is ready to end his 14-week stay on the disabled list.

Roberts
Roberts

Roberts has been sidelined since April 9, when he strained an abdominal muscle sliding into second base against the Toronto Blue Jays. He's also been dealing with a herniated disk in his back, an injury that limited his participation in spring training.

The two-time All-Star has been playing for Double-A Bowie in a rehabilitation assignment this week. On Thursday, Roberts declared himself fit to return to the Orioles.

Speaking in the Baltimore clubhouse, Roberts said: "There's nothing I don't think I can do."

Interim manager Juan Samuel says the team will wait for the medical staff to clear Roberts before deciding whether to activate him from the DL.


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