Roberts may need surgery on injured hip

Roberts may need surgery on injured hip

Roberts may need surgery on injured hip
ANAHEIM -- An MRI exam of Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts' right hip on Thursday showed a labrum tear, and manager Buck Showalter said Friday that the veteran will seek a second opinion on the injury in Atlanta.

One of the options would be surgery for Roberts, who was placed on the disabled list on Tuesday with a sore groin and alerted the Orioles to some hip issues after that.

"I traded texts with him back and forth. [He's] obviously a little depressed about the physical issue," Showalter said. "We were hoping to get better news.

"I feel sorry for Brian, he worked so hard to get back to this point, to have something else crop up, it's frustrating for him."

Roberts, who has played in just 115 games since the beginning of the 2010 season, missed more than a year while recovering from a concussion and made his long-awaited season debut on June 12. But he struggled following that three-hit game, and had a .182 average with two runs scored and five RBIs in 17 games before landing back on the DL.