ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Brian Roberts was forced to leave the Orioles’ game in the top of the ninth inning when he injured his right hamstring sliding into second on a stolen base.
Roberts, who had been limited to 115 games over the past three seasons because of two concussions, back and hip injuries, had been healthy throughout spring training and played in the first two games of the season.
After Thursday's game, a distressed Roberts said he didn't know what happened.
"Somewhere in the last couple of steps, I felt something kind of pop in the back of my knee. I don't know what happened exactly," Roberts said.
He'll have an MRI on Friday.
"We'll just wait and gather some information tomorrow," Roberts said.
The 35-year-old second baseman had been looking forward to Friday’s home opener against Minnesota, noting that with his contract expiring this season, it could be his last in Baltimore.
He admitted he wasn't happy at the prospect of yet another injury.
"Not too great. I don't know. I don't have a whole lot of words for it right now. Frustrated, but we'll get the results and hopefully move forward."
Roberts said the hamstring injury was a new one.
"I've never been hurt with a hamstring injury or anything, so we'll see what happens," Roberts said.